Skydio is finally ready to unveil its autonomous drone dock
Skydio has locked December 7, 2022, as “Dock Day,” where the US drone manufacturer will unveil a self-contained, weatherproof charging base station for Skydio 2 aircraft.
First teased in October 2019, the Skydio Dock is a compact, lightweight, and accessible docking station solution that can fit inside a carry-on suitcase and can be set up in minutes. It uses the company’s proven Skydio Autonomy Engine to intelligently accomplish complex tasks.
According to Skydio, the concept of a “drone in a box” has long offered the promise of fully-automated data collection for myriad enterprise applications, including repeated mapping of construction sites, security patrols of sensitive areas, and keeping drones on call as first responders for emergency situations.
However, nothing has come close to delivering on those promises. Existing solutions are massively complex, expensive, and impractical. And beyond all of this, if you want persistent operations…