Skydio in the press.

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  • I gave it a shot myself, and it was a pretty flawless experience. I was able to capture some footage from the R1 doing a dramatic pull away selfie clip, and Bry also showed me how you can use the Apple Watch to switch R1 shooting modes or the tracked subject on the fly.

    Nick Statt |
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  • You can cycle through the list of skills, tapping modes like Lead, Follow and Orbit and putting the drone to work, but you can also interestingly identify people in the R1’s feed for it to follow, as well. It all works surprisingly well on the Watch, and feels like an unusually powerful set of features for the device.

    Lucas Matney |
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  • The combination of exceedingly clever autopilot, however, and the simplistic UI Skydio has built won me over.

    Chris Davies |
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  • The whole point of the Skydio R1 is to let the AI — the artificial intelligence — do the flying. You don't tell it to go up or down, left or right, pitch or yaw, you just tell it to lead, follow, orbit, boomerang, and the like, and the AI figures out the details.

    Rene Ritchie |
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  • Skydio R1 is really good at keeping up with you even around sharp turns while avoiding obstacles like trees, and quickly changing flight modes from the watch without using the phone can be really convenient.

    Zac Hall |
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  • "The R1 is able to track vehicles, as well as people, and other objects, thanks to a system of 13 on-board cameras that let it map and understand what it sees in real-time."

    Daniel Terdiman |
  • "In our review of the R1 drone, we were struck by the strength of its core tech and excited by the promise offered by future software updates. Well, less than two months later, new functionality is already coming to the device with this big new update."

    Lucas Matney |
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  • "In that light, it’s no wonder that autonomy is the thing the Skydio drone excels at. It is explicitly built to be a drone that can follow you wherever you go, and navigate between or around obstacles as it does this."

    Sean O'Kane |
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  • "The new feature lets you capture four-by-four offroading, autocross racing or even golf cart riding."

    Steve Dent |
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  • "This is the first “true” follow-me drone that delivers obstacle avoidance from all angles at speed. This, combined with ease-of-use and a high quality camera, make it a tantalizing proposition."

    James Trew |
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  • "You can launch the thing and go biking and the R1 will follow you with ease, never losing sight of you as it tries to keep up with you and capture the perfect shots in 4K."

    Lucas Matney |
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  • “There’s simply no better sports tracking drone in the market today. Period.”

    DC Rainmaker |
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  • "The smartest drone on the market — one that will effectively never crash."

    Sam Sheffer |
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  • "This isn't a small step up in tracking and following technology, this is a quantum leap."

    Casey Neistat |
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  • “But navigating a busy physical world is a fundamental challenge for machines of many kinds, so advances in drone control could perhaps prove useful for AI more broadly.”

    Will Knight |
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  • "How Skydio has achieved autonomy is, at bottom, a marvel of software"

    Farhad Manjoo |
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  • “The Skydio R1 might be the smartest consumer drone in the sky.”

    Andrew Tarantola |
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  • “The R1 is an artificial intelligence-powered quadcopter capable of shooting 4K video of a subject and maneuvering complex environments all on its own.”

    Nick Statt |
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  • “It’s a level of autonomy that’s way beyond any other consumer drone, and even most of the cutting edge research that we’ve seen.”

    Evan Ackerman |
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  • “R1 is a different animal.”

    Daniel Terdiman |
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