Can Autonomous Drones Speed Up Insurance Claims? Probably

Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced the upcoming availability of a new autonomous drone platform for enterprise and public sector, the Skydio X2. The potential for insurers to use AI powered drones to gather data after a catastrophic event, and speed the claims process, is huge. It also has uses in the Commercial sector during major construction projects, where high risk operations can be monitored remotely in real time.

Skydio also announced several new software solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows: Skydio Autonomy Enterprise FoundationSkydio 3D Scan, and Skydio House Scan.

These software technologies, which are also available on Skydio 2, are part of the company’s accelerated product roadmap for the enterprise and government market, and were announced today in concert with $100M in Series C funding.

Despite the tremendous potential that drones hold, their adoption among enterprises remains limited. In a recent poll, 55% of enterprise users pointed at the risk of crashes as the top concern with conventional manual drones, followed by hiring experienced pilots and data security concerns. The productivity loss and safety issues created by manual drones prevent organizations from scaling their programs.

“Manual drones lack the software intelligence that enterprises need to scale their programs,” said Adam Bry, Skydio CEO. “Skydio’s goal is to unlock the value of drones by creating a radically simple user experience through the power of true autonomy. With Skydio 2 (S2) we’ve proven that our autonomy software can fundamentally change the way people use drones, and that an American company can not only compete, but can lead the way in AI-powered drone technology. We are now bringing the power of autonomy to enterprises, government agencies, first responders, and defense customers.”

Skydio Autonomy is the AI-powered brain built into every Skydio drone. Our autonomy technology enables a breakthrough flight experience and can be extended with specialized software skills to perform end to end automation of complex workflows. Leveraging advanced computer vision and deep learning, it creates a 3D understanding of the drone’s surroundings in real-time and predicts into the future to make intelligent decisions.

Skydio Autonomy enables Skydio drones to fly themselves with the skills of an expert pilot. It can also serve as an expert copilot, turning anyone into a skilled operator, while Skydio Autonomy dynamically controls the drone’s navigation to avoid obstacles even in GPS-denied environments.

Thanks to these unmatched autonomy capabilities, the Skydio 2 is already being used by enterprises and government agencies. Today, leading organizations such as Civil Air Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Southern Company, Chula Vista PD, and Japan Infrastructure Waymark use the S2 to simplify data collection in inspection, search and rescue, situational awareness, and emergency response use cases.


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