Skydio drones get new autonomous subject tracking skill, Scout
Skydio has launched Scout, a new autonomous flight skill that simplifies the tracking of moving subjects without actually needing to fly a drone.
Announced as part of the company’s 2022 summer software release, Scout is designed as a real-time situational awareness tool. Since its primary audience is first responders, police departments, and defense personnel, Scout is being offered only through Skydio 2/2+ Enterprise drones and Skydio X2 Enterprise aircraft.
What is Skydio Scout?
What the skill essentially does is that it allows Skydio drones to fly at a set distance and height from either the Enterprise remote controller or the Skydio Beacon while on the move. The drone, however, doesn’t need to “look” at the device it is tracking. You can position (and reposition) the camera in any direction, and the drone will still be able to manage to maintain a fixed distance from the controller/beacon. This kind of subject tracking relies on a strong GPS…