Skydios AI-powered autonomous R1 drone follows you around in 4K
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Skydio, an autonomous drone startup based out of Redwood City, California, unveiled a product today that its been working on for four years. The R1, as its called, is an artificial intelligence-powered quadcopter capable of shooting 4K video of a subject and maneuvering complex environments all on its own. Using industry advancements in AI to help train a custom computer vision system, Skydio developed a product thats effectively the first professional-grade drone that can be flown without any expertise whatsoever, the company claims. In fact, the R1 doesnt even come with a controller because in almost every situation imaginable, the drone should fly itself.
Its a dream quite a few startups have tried and failed to deliver: full…