TOKYO, JAPAN, January 22, 2020 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that it had 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 skyTM 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.
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