Skydio 3D towerSkydio 3D Tower Capture

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Skydio has announced its upcoming 3D Tower Capture, the newest autonomous capture mode for its Skydio 3D Scan software. 3D Tower Capture is optimized for vertical structures, starting with telecommunications towers.

Skydio 3D Scan utilizes advanced AI to autonomously fly a Skydio drone in and around a structure to capture a complete photoset of every surface necessary to generate highly detailed digital twins, quicker and with greater precision than even the most experienced pilot.

The new 3D Tower Capture mode provides numerous optimizations designed to improve the speed and efficiency of scanning of vertically shaped structures – beginning with telco towers.

The original 3D Capture mode gives users the ability to efficiently scan complex structures by setting a floor, a ceiling and at least three pillars to define a scan volume. Rather than…