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Autonomous Skydio drones: AEF and new coaching choices

Skydio Autonomous drones are easy to use. Now Skydio is making it even easier with the Autonomy Enterprise Foundation (AEF) for Skydio 2 ™ and a new training program for certified Skydio pilots.

Skydio autonomy Companies Foundation, endowment (AEF) is a wide range of advanced AI pilot support functions controlled by the new functions Skydio Companies App. “… AEF optimized Skydio 2 for professional use in a variety of missions including outdoor / indoor inspections, search and rescue, emergency response, security patrol and situational awareness, ”read a Skydio blog post. (For an in-depth look at Skydio’s AEF and new training options, register here to attend the free webinar on December 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.)

“This is an important milestone for us as we continue to reshape the drone industry through the power of autonomy, “said Skydio CEO Adam Bry. “Because Skydio Drones are software-defined flight computers. We can change the drone’s behavior and add features for different users without having to change the underlying hardware. Skydio 2 has already been adopted by many Companies Users who recognized the value of autonomy. With autonomy Companies Foundation, endowmentwe offer an improved user experience and a range of functions that is tailored to the needs of Companies and public sector operators. “

“AEF offers a new user experience that is optimized for Companies and public sector missions with new features to assist AI pilots that further enhance the usefulness of Skydio 2. ”

Extended functions in autonomy Companies Foundation, endowment lock in:

  • Close Proximity Obstacle Avoid flying up to 40 cm (16 in.) Of obstacles and easily and safely walk through standard size doors

  • Precision mode for maximum control over the drone’s position during detailed inspections or in confined spaces

  • Vertical view for taking pictures by aiming the gimbal camera just above your head

  • Superzoom ™ offers an omnidirectional view of the drone’s surroundings and zooms in on points of interest with a powerful digital zoom

  • Point of Interest Orbit to autonomously fly around a custom point on the map.

  • Track In Place to visually track a subject from a fixed location

  • Visual return home to use visual path finding when flying back to base in non-GPS environments

  • Offline maps for flying in LTE-denied environments by saving maps in the Skydio Companies App

“We love to see the progress Skydio makes the power of autonomy to Companies User. SkydioThe AI-based drones are a game changer for operators like us. Coupled with the new one Companies With these software capabilities, we can carry out an even wider range of missions faster, safer and with higher quality than any other tool available today, ”said Jarvis Worton, Global Platform Technology Specialist / sUAS SME | Jacobs Engineering Group.

“By avoiding obstacles in close proximity, we can fly our aircraft in tight, complex environments without sacrificing the safety normally associated with flying skydios. We are excited to use it for search and rescue operations, ”said Ryan Gifford, Captain / UAV program manager, Sacramento Metro Fire Department.

And in addition, Skydio strengthens their training programs with the new one Skydio Academy. The Skydio Academy is a new professional training program Companies and public sector operators become certified operators of Skydio‘s autonomous Drones. “

Training is an essential need for public safety and business programs: drone programs are still in the early stages and businesses need a way to scale efficiently. “As Companies and public sector organizations of all sizes are moving to AI-based ones autonomous Drones, traditional approaches to drone missions, are becoming obsolete and inefficient. Skydio The academy helps organizations prepare the next generation of pilots and ensure they have the expertise to scale theirs autonomous Drone programs use the functions efficiently Skydio has to offer. “

“That pleases me Skydio The academy will be available soon. SkydioTraining staff responsible for building the Skydio The academy’s curriculum has decades of drone teaching experience and has trained thousands of drones Companies and public sector pilots with personal and correspondence courses. Skydio‘s autonomy The engine can transform any operator into a skilled pilot, and our expert trainers can help organizations of any size or individual pilot unlock the full value of SkydioSolutions, “said Alden Jones, Skydio Sr. Director of Customer Success

Learn more about it Skydio Companies autonomy Foundation, endowment Attend Skydio’s free webinar on December 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Miriam McNabb is editor-in-chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a marketplace for professional drone services, and a fascinating observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has authored over 3,000 articles focusing on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam graduated from the University of Chicago and has over 20 years experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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