ABOUT 3D Robotics:
3DR is committed to helping people see their world from above. We’re North America’s largest consumer and commercial drone manufacturer, known for making Solo—the world’s first Smart Drone—and the Pixhawk, the world’s most popular autopilot platform.
3DR makes advanced drone technology easily accessible to consumers for everyday exploration, as well as for business applications in data analysis, mapping, 3D modeling and more for agriculture, construction, infrastructure and ecological study.
Today 3DR is the smartest and most technologically advanced drone company in the world: We’re putting computers in the sky. With a Series C round of V.C. funding led by Qualcomm, 3DR has the resources to become the first company to truly and fully integrate drone and smartphone technology. To complement and fuel this enterprise, we launched Solo, the world’s first smart drone.
With the power of two full-blown 1 GHz Linux computers working in tandem, Solo gives life to world-first technologies and professional tools specifically designed to make drone photography easy for beginners and pros alike. And just like smartphones did a decade ago, Solo’s usefulness bleeds from the consumer market into the commercial. That’s because in drones we’re now seeing the convergence of numerous advanced technologies—cameras, computers, sensors, phones, the web, motors, electrical systems and custom hardware—and Solo is the first drone to fully leverage all of them.
The most exciting thing about the current moment, however, is that no one is really sure where this all will lead. A few years ago, “drone” was a dirty word. Now seven billion people will figure out how to change the world with the technology we’re creating today.
Welcome to Life After Gravity.