New Skydio Feature Makes Autonomous Indoor 3D Scanning Easy

May 7, 2023 | Flying Machines

US drone maker Skydio unveiled their new 3D Scan Indoor Capture solution recently, which allows their drones to autonomously scan and create detailed digital models of indoor environments, like large-scale warehouse facilities, complex factory floors, and ever-changing construction sites.

The user just needs to specify the scanning area, and the drone will get to work building a 3D model of the space, made up of high resolution photos and other sensor data. No GPS is required, and the new software upgrade has complex object detection built in.

They say this method is much cheaper and easier compared to other laser scanning solutions, and tasks can automatically be repeated, for example to track the progress of a construction project.