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  • April 06 20213D Scan Sneak Peek #4 - Sepulveda Dam

    Check out our newest 3D model, the Sepulveda Dam in Los Angeles, CA. This metal and concrete structure would be tough to inspect with a manual drone due to GPS and magnetometer interference, but Skydio 3D Scan makes it easy. This scan demonstrates 3D Scan's potential to help pilots perform faster, better, and more accurate inspections of all types of infrastructure.

  • March 31 2021Aeronyde Swaps DJI with Skydio to Get Jobs Done 60% Faster

    Aeronyde is a diversified Drone Services Provider (DSP) serving various enterprise and public safety clients across the Southeastern United States. After rigorously testing over 1,000 automated missions comparing the Skydio 2, DJI Mavic 2 (Pro/Enterprise), and DJI Inspire series UAVs, Skydio outperformed DJI, and has supplanted its enterprise workload.

  • March 23 20213D Scan Sneak Peek - Mock Helicopter Crash Site

    Check out our newest 3D model, a mock helicopter crash site in Playas, NM. These crash sites are filled with obstacles that would be tough to inspect with a manual drone, from metallic debris to overhung I-Beams. The future of aircraft and incident inspection is here - with 3D scan, first responders can gather detailed documentation of complex sites in a fraction of the time.

  • March 09 20213D Scan Sneak Peek - Corsair Jet

    Check out this amazing 3D model generated with Skydio 3D Scan. Jets are notoriously difficult to inspect by drone, with overhung, metallic, and reflective surfaces that make them hard to navigate manual drones near. Skydio Autonomy changes everything - now inspectors can get better data than ever before, with a fraction of the time and effort.

  • February 23 20213D Scan Sneak Peek - Crane Mast

    This blog shares a 3D model of a construction crane mast that was generated fully autonomously using Skydio 3D Scan and Bentley ContextCapture. Read on to learn about the scientific advances behind this incredible technology, and to explore the scene for yourself in 3D.

  • February 22 2021Autonomous Drones for Construction: A Case Study

    This blog shares a recent article posted to CommercialUAVNews.com with Sundt Construction, summarizing our latest enterprise-focused webinar with how Skydio’s AI-driven autonomous aircraft is opening up new use cases and enabling construction businesses to scale.

  • January 11 2021Skydio Accelerates Part 107 Drone Businesses Thanks to Autonomy

    Skydio is working to bring about “the age of AI-driven autonomy,” where drones are no longer powered by manual operations but are defined by software and AI with native obstacle avoidance. Manually piloted drones are so easily crashed, they require a hefty investment in qualified pilots and visual observers, as well as pilot training to try to lower the risk of pilot error that would lead to loss of equipment, property damage, or worse.

  • December 10 2020Part 107 Drone Operator Switches from DJI to Skydio and Increases Per-Pilot Revenue 37%

    One of the best parts of my job is talking to customers and listening to their stories about the way that Skydio 2 is changing the way they fly and in some cases, the way they fundamentally do business. Today I’m excited to share with you the story of Accurate Drone Solutions.

  • November 16 2020Skydio’s Guidelines to Scale a Successful Drone Inspection Program

    Solving the challenge of bringing drone operations to scale has been the holy grail for many in the industry. A lot goes into this process to get buy-in and funding from executives and regulatory institutions with a lot of that revolving around being able to demonstrate multiple levels of safety and security, value, and performance metrics. And all of this usually has to happen before a program even gets started.