Skydio Stories February 28

With DJI being under fire from various angles (data security, tariffs, and new competition), Skydio is not sitting still. The Redwood City-based company has hired Brendan Groves to act as their new head of policy affairs to help “stretch the regulatory framework in ways it’s never been stretched,” to allow for new use cases for autonomous drones such as flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Groves says it will be a good stretch, “like yoga for the regulatory system.”

Even though I agree with Groves, I wonder if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ready for some hot yoga stretching exercises. It seems that for now, the agency will have enough of a workout dealing with the almost 31,500 comments in reaction to their NPRM for Remote ID for Drones.

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Skydio Stories January 22

Through ACN Newswire we learn this morning that Skydio and DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator with over 77 million subscriptions, have formed a partnership to bring autonomous drones, such as the recently launched Skydio 2, to Japan and Southeast Asia.

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Skydio Stories December 23, 2019

Skydio 2 has been out for a few weeks now, with the first batch of customers receiving their drones. The drone is no doubt an extraordinary product with its amazing autonomous flight and tracking abilities. There is one issue with the Skydio 2 that is no fault of its own, flying in the dark.

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Skydio Stories December 14, 2019

Skydio 2 is one of the most exciting drones to launch to date, with its fully autonomous flight capabilities and a great camera, allowing users to stay in the moment. One thing, it’s not available in Australia. Skydio 2 is a promising drone with a unique feature set, and will surely be a competitor to DJI’s Mavic series.

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Skydio Stories December 6, 2019

Skydio COO: “Drones are the next generation of what cameras should be”

According to Skydio’s COO, Tom Moss “drones are the next generation of what cameras should be.” Moss, who previously worked in the smartphone business for Google, joined Skydio in 2018 after realizing that “phones have gotten kind of boring.”

Skydio Stories December 3, 2019

After months of teasing and finally showing the Skydio 2 drone off to the public, the first drones are now shipping to customers! The news comes directly from the Skydio‘s Twitter account, in the form of a short video and a link to an in-depth behind the scenes to the making of the Skydio 2 drone.

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