Top 10 AI-powered Drones you can consider owning in 2021

10 AI drones 2021

Drones have popularity amongst creative people mostly. Ever since their advent and commercialization, drones have become increasingly well-known in the modern era. Whether it is making a grand wedding memorable or a military operation, the usage of drones is omnipotent. Drones stand as the best tool when it comes to advanced camera technology. Drones are increasingly serving commercial purposes in recent days.

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Autonomous drone maker Skydio raises $170M led by Andreessen Horowitz

Skydio Drone

Skydio has raised $170 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. That pushes it into unicorn territory, with $340 million in total funding and a post-money valuation north of $1 billion. Skydio’s fresh capital comes on the heels of its expansion last year into the enterprise market, and it […]

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Unmanned systems, artificial intelligence dominate the IDEX showroom

Defense Plane model

There was no shortage of unmanned systems on display at IDEX. Consider FLIR PackBot, a man-portable robot that performs bomb disposal, surveillance and reconnaissance, and was seen greeting the stand’s visitors with hand sanitizers. Also at the American company’s booth, the mini-unmanned ground vehicle FirstLook gave attendees an acrobatic show in which it jumped over a stair and fell on its back, then self-righted itself to continue down its path.

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Wingcopter raises $22 million to ramp up delivery drone production

Wingcopter, a Darmstadt, Germany-based drone manufacturer, today announced that it raised $22 million in a funding round led by Xplorer Capital and Futury Regio Growth Fund. The company says it will use the proceeds to expand its health care-related activities (including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines), prepare for the launch of its next-gen drones, set up a partially automated production facility, and grow its team at a new U.S. complex.

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Boeing-SparkCognition joint venture SkyGrid deploys AI to protect drones

Pair of drones

SkyGrid, a Boeing-SparkCognition joint venture, has launched the world’s first AI-powered security for drones. Drones are being used for increasingly critical purposes, including carrying vital medical supplies. Security is paramount to build the trust necessary to unlock the full potential of the emerging industry. Amir Husain, CEO and founder of SparkCognition and SkyGrid, said: “In…

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Sony has a new ‘AI robotics’ drone division called Airpeak

Sony’s latest division, Airpeak, is described as being “in the field of AI robotics” and will focus on next-generation drones. Despite incidents of reckless flying, drones unlock huge opportunities. We regularly see beautiful photography and videography shot using drones—but, of course, they can do so much more. Sony has built a stellar reputation in media…

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