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Skydio launches remote drones and self-charging docks

The company is positioning their self-charging stations and remote flying technology towards a number of use cases, including surveillance and rescue.


U.S. drone manufacturer Skydio has announced the launch of a new product line that includes the Skydio Dock and Skydio Dock Lite, which could prove to be a big step forward in the world of autonomous drones. Combined with Skydio’s Remote Ops software, the Dock and Dock Lite provide an ecosystem where drones can fly off to do their job, return to a charging station to charge, then fly off to resume work, all without any interaction with a human.

The product line features the aluminum and polycarbonate Skydio Dock, which measures 4 square feet with a weight of 62 lbs. The Dock is designed for outdoor environments and has been constructed to be weatherproof. The Dock Lite is much smaller, and can be mounted to vertical surfaces to broaden its use cases.

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The Skydio Dock Lite

Skydio says that its new remote software, combined with the self-charging stations, delivers the promise of hands-off drones for a fraction of the cost and complexity of other current solutions. Furthermore, they are positioning the technology towards a broad scope of industries, for recon, surveillance, recovery operations, and more.

“The concept of remotely operated drones is incredibly compelling,” said Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio. “It has attracted a gaggle of activity from startups and established manual drone companies, but it’s never going to work the way customers want – let alone scale to address real world applications solving the needs of today – unless you can trust the drone to fly itself. And making drones smart enough to fly themselves is our core focus. Skydio Dock and Skydio Dock Lite, combined with our Remote Ops software, deliver autonomous capabilities for our customers, whether they are monitoring their warehouses, inspecting a security perimeter, or assessing infrastructure following a natural disaster–finally realizing the promise of efficient, scalable remote operations”


Source: Skydio

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