The R1 is a fully autonomous flying camera. With the introduction of R1, the company is taking a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of visual storytelling.
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Skydio's AI-powered autonomous R1 drone follows you around in 4KSkydio's R1 drone can be flown without expertise and doesn't even come with a controller. It uses artificial intelligence, specifically computer vision algorithms, to identify its surroundings, avoid obstacles, and follow its subjects with 4K video recording. The device goes on sale today for $2,499 and it ships in a few weeks.
Skydio's $2499 'self-flying' drone knows where you are and where you're goingA four-year-old autonomous drone startup founded by MIT researchers and backed by Silicon Valley's top investors is finally ready to show off what it's been building over the past several years. Today, Skydio is showcasing the R1, a drone that boasts what the startup calls "self-flying" capabilities.