Skydio AI-enabled droneAI Enabled Drone Self Navigates in Flight Over Sydney Harbor

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

From Sydney Harbour’s Goat Island, an AI enabled drone launched from a docking station, maneuvering around buildings and pylons before detecting the Harbour Bridge in the foreground.

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This marked the first occasion in which the Skydio Dock, an ultra smart docking station, had been deployed in Australia. The launch was carried out by US drone manufacturer Skydio, alongside Australian RPAS training leader Aviassist, as part of the Sydney Dialogue summit demonstrating new technologies.

The Skydio Dock is capable of flying a drone in a five kilometer range and to within 11 centimeters of a foreign object, resulting in increased efficiency within industries such as agriculture, mining and transport. Although not required, an individual can monitor the drone’s stream remotely from anywhere in the world.

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