Skydio released the Skydio Autonomy Platform, comprised of two software development kits (SDKs), to encourage any third party eager to build upon the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning foundation, according to The Verge. The Skydio R1 drone, a 4K video-capable hobby drone with excellent autonomous “follow me” and cinematic recording modes, is now essentially open to any app developer eager to refine the unmanned aerial vehicle’s commands and capabilities.
The newly-released SDK provides users with the drone’s sophisticated AI, computer vision, and machine learning code, thereby letting them develop custom software to use the UAV’s cameras and sensors differently, as well as develop smartphone apps to operate the drone in alternate ways. The floodgates to creative, third-party development have hence officially opened.
We were fairly impressed when Skydio released the self-flying, artificial intelligence-infused R1 drone earlier this year. The 13-camera vehicle is capable