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Industrial Design

The R1 for Skydio

The self-flying camera has arrived

Designed to capture cinematic aerial 4k videos, the Skydio R1 reads the environment to avoid any potential obstacle, allowing you to stay focused on your activity. While Skydio was developing the technology that drives the world's first fully autonomous flying camera the team at Branch was exploring the visual impact of this new technology

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Watching beautifully shot aerial footage can be breathtaking, especially when it’s of amazing people achieving amazing feats. The challenge is that until now, capturing this kind of footage requires at least a skilled 2-person crew to pilot and shoot with a drone. With the Skydio R1, a fully autonomous aerial camera, you can capture this footage on your own. 

The R1 can launch from your hand, positioned in the air with your phone and you start recording in seconds. When an obstacle is in the R1’s flight path, it's seamlessly avoidingWhen an obstacle is in the R1’s flight path, it seamlessly avoids it while smoothly keeping you centered in the frame. it while smoothly keeping you centered in the frame. Using computer vision, the R1 interprets the context of each situation to figure out how to act appropriately and document you like a pro.

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