Autonomy in drones are starting to become the norm. For professionals, or for those who just don’t want to control a drone’s movement the entire time, autonomy is a great thing. You can simply launch the drone, and its preprogrammed settings make sure that the camera stays on you. No shaky motion, no missed shots. Best of all, your hands are free to do anything else. No controller that needs two hands, no complex controls to handle.
These programs do the job for you, leaving you with simply doing things as normal. Biking through the woods? Go do it. Your drone can lock onto you and get every shot. Need someone to patrol a large area? Autonomous drones are the key.
Skydio and their Broad Reach:
A rising star in the field of drone autonomy is the company Skydio. Their crown jewel is a drone that is, of course, autonomous. Not only that, it can lock onto its target and film it without fail, and at 4k resolution. Skydio is currently turning some heads, with their news recently that they are opening their drone to third-party app developers.
This means that outside parties can use Skydio’s drone technology for their personal apps. The Skydio Autonomy Platform gives amateurs and professionals alike the tools to create their own apps that can work with the drone’s cameras, software, and even algorithms.
This can attract the attention of photographers, cinematographers, or even security companies. The Skydio Autonomy Platform can help groups create more specialized uses for their drones.
Of course, there is one major condition to this generous gesture by Skydio. You have to own one of their drones. That may be a bit of a problem as their drones range at the two thousand dollar mark, making it unreachable for casual owners. But hey, if you have that kind of money to spend, feel free to take advantage of their Autonomy Platform. Think of it as an entrance fee to an entirely new world of operating your drones.