Jan 22, 2020 12:00 JST

Source: NTT DOCOMO

DOCOMO to Pursue Collaboration with Skydio, U.S. Manufacturer of Autonomous Drones Capable of Flying without GPS Guidance
- Aimed at further expanding industrial drone business in Japan and Southeast Asia -

TOKYO, Jan 22, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has agreed to pursue collaboration on the development of drone solutions and the sale of drones in Japan and Southeast Asia with Skydio, Inc., a US-based drone manufacturer with particular expertise in the field of AI-based autonomous flying and collision avoidance. Their collaboration is aimed at accelerating the development of the industrial drone market in the region.

DOCOMO provides the docomo sky* platform, which provides one-stop drone support from flight preparation to AI-based data analysis, and aims to further promote this in Japan and Southeast Asia. The docomo sky platform comprises solutions and services that facilitate the inspection of infrastructure such as plants, base stations, solar panels and bridges, as well as the verification of conditions in areas affected by natural disasters. These include live-streaming capabilities that enable remote operators to view real-time video footage from multiple remote locations.

With its unique technology, Skydio's drones can recognize the surrounding environment via its multiple specialized cameras incorporating AI-based autonomous flying and collision avoidance capabilities. These are particularly useful during the inspection of external structures such as bridges, where complex maneuvering is required, and allow the monitoring of indoor facilities and locations where GPS is not available. The Skydio drones' superior autonomy technology and tracking capabilities also allow them to provide more enhanced levels of security.

Skydio's drones are scheduled to be showcased at DOCOMO Open House 2020 in Tokyo on January 23-24, 2020.

*"docomo sky" is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Source: NTT DOCOMO
Sectors: Drones

Copyright ©2022 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release


NTT DOCOMO and NEC Reduce Power Consumption for 5G SA Core by an Average of 72% using AWS Graviton2, Followed by a Successful Onboarding of 5G SA Core on Hybrid Cloud
September 29 2022 15:50 JST
 
NTT DOCOMO to Add Fourth Virtualized Base Station to Open RAN Verification Environment
September 29 2022 10:16 JST
 
NTT Group and its Partners to Participate in Future Society Showcase Projects for the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
September 07 2022 16:09 JST
 
DOCOMO and CyberAgent to Establish New Advertising Company: Prism Partner Inc.
June 30 2022 17:04 JST
 
NEC collaborates with DOCOMO and NTT on 6G experimental trials
June 06 2022 15:33 JST
 
NTT DOCOMO and NTT to Collaborate on 6G Experimental Trials with World-leading Mobile Technology Vendors
June 06 2022 15:03 JST
 
Fujitsu, NTT DOCOMO and NTT to start joint trials towards practical applications for 6G
June 06 2022 14:20 JST
 
Yokogawa and DOCOMO Successfully Conduct Test of Remote Control Technology Using 5G, Cloud, and AI
May 30 2022 11:52 JST
 
DOCOMO Concludes a Business Alliance Contract with JGC Corporation to Develop Platforms for DX at Large-scale Plant Construction Sites
April 14 2022 17:39 JST
 
DOCOMO Launches Carbon-neutrality Website to Encourage Climate Action
April 05 2022 08:08 JST
 
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release


More Latest Release >>