Skydio, an autonomous drone developer, has released an updated software solution for 3D modelling and digitalisation of large-scale warehouse facilities, named 3D Scan Indoor Capture.
The solution is designed to map complex environments, such as factory floors and construction sites, with this software update designed to generate highly-detailed 3D models.
According to Skydio, Skydio 3D Scan is a first-of-its-kind adaptive scanning software and was designed to automate the data capture process needed to generate 3D twins with comprehensive coverage and ultra-high resolution.
The software upgrade means Skydio customers can now utilise drones as an autonomous inspection platform and support data capture optimisation by creating higher-quality digital twin assets in a reduced timeframe.
“Indoor capture is poised to revolutionise indoor inspection, and I am most excited to see how it will be utilised by our customers, specifically to capture the priceless heritage, generating irreplaceable data for preservation and restoration purposes,” said André Becker, product manager, Skydio.
In addition to Indoor Capture, the company has released a selection of other software updates to enable more controlled inspections by improving manoeuvring and positioning. The company explains that this mode is suited to inspecting small poles, telecommunications, or transmission towers.
To offer higher-quality footage, which can often be compromised by drones’ jerky movements, Skydio has likewise added Smooth Mode for motion track and fixed track, which it has claimed can reduce jerkiness while continuing to keep track of the subject to produce cinematic footage.