Skydio’s new X2 drones have six 4K cameras for images and video, a thermal camera, and a powerful Nvidia chip for image processing and computer vision, enabling autonomous flight. The made-in-the-U.S.A. alternative to the Shenzhen, China–based DJI, Skydio has courted government agencies that are restricted from buying drones outside the United States.
The Beijing-based logistics company supplies AI and robotics to retailers seeking to add speed and capacity to product-fulfillment processes. The five-year-old company scored $200 million in funding in early 2020, bringing its total to almost $390 million. With more than 10,000 robots deployed worldwide, Geekplus in November delivered 13.2 million orders during the Chinese Singles’ Day shopping holiday.
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