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  • July 13 2020Skydio Mission and Responsible Use Principles

    We started Skydio in 2014 because we saw the incredible potential of drones to have a positive impact on the world, and thought that full autonomy — the ability to perform complex tasks without a pilot — would be key to realizing that potential.

  • July 13 2020Why I Joined Skydio: Team, Tech, Timing

    I first met Skydio founders Adam, Abe and Matt in 2014 when I was an operating partner at a16z. The secrets they had learned and earned via their research work in Robotics and Autonomy at M.I.T. had crystalized their product vision and fueled their passion to become the world leader in autonomous drones.

  • July 13 2020Skydio Introduces The New X2 Family of Drones and Breakthrough Autonomy Software For Situational Awareness and Inspection

    Skydio has announced the upcoming availability of a new autonomous drone platform for enterprise and public sectors, the Skydio X2. Skydio also announced several new software solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows.

  • December 17 2019Inside the mind of the Skydio 2

    In this post we dive in to the Skydio Autonomy Engine — how the Skydio 2 sees the world and decides how to fly and film — by walking through an example. In this clip, watch how Skydio 2 keeps a cinematic framing of the biker while dodging obstacles at high speeds downhill. To do this, it has to estimate its own motion, build an obstacle map, estimate the biker’s path, and handle the aerodynamics of fast flight, all in real time onboard the drone.