Embedded into every Skydio drone, Skydio Autonomy lets first responders focus on the mission, instead of the complexity of piloting the aircraft. Key autonomous flight capabilities include:
Tactical Situational Awareness
Even highly skilled pilots encounter GPS signal failure, making manual drones useless. Skydio’s 360° obstacle avoidance and GPS-denied flight unlocks safe and confident operations in obstacle-rich environments.
“If a suspect runs through a backyard, trying to fly a drone in between buildings, over fences, the Skydio unit definitely helped us out with that.”
- Carl Blando, Boston Police Crime Scene Response Unit
Search & Rescue
Cover more ground than ever before with a Skydio. Scan the skies from above and fly low in obstacle-dense, hard-to-reach areas such as cliffs, along river banks, into ravines and ditches.
“Close Proximity Obstacle Avoidance allows us to fly our aircraft into tight, complex environments without giving up the safety that normally comes with flying Skydios. We are excited to use it for search and rescue missions”
- Ryan Gifford, Sacramento Metro Fire Department Captain / UAV Program Manager
Hostile Scene De-escalation
Fly confidently at ground level, around obstacles and indoors using vision-based navigation. Get up close to dangerous situations to get eyes on the scene without putting officers at risk.
“The Skydio 2 was instrumental in bringing about a safe and successful resolution to a 5 1/2 hour barricaded gunman call.”
- Sage Costa, Police Officer, Burlington Police Department
Incident Scene Reconstruction
Quickly and accurately document scenes pairing your Skydio drone with Skydio 3D Scan. Save on high-end sensors, get better angles on critical evidence, and decrease societal impact thanks to a more efficient process.
“It will help our traffic team generate better 3D models with less training and time spent on drone data capture than ever before.”
- David Cameron, UAS Program Manager, Campbell Police Department
“Close Proximity, Low Altitude flights will enable our drone teams to respond more quickly and efficiently to emergencies—enhancing the safety of the public and our officers. The Skydio Autonomy system enables officers to fly a drone safely and reliably in emergency situations without fear of crashing.”
- Lieutenant Don Redmond, CVPD UAS CommanderRead Our Public Safety Blog