Welcome to AutoModality

AutoModality is the global leader in advanced UAV flight control software for use in infrastructure inspection, including bridges, culverts, rolling-stock and cell towers. AutoModality creates fully-autonomous mobile systems that enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of inspections and that also reduce future maintenance. Our Perceptive Navigation technology platform enables our UAV systems to fly autonomously in GPS-denied locations and to fly close to the asset being inspected to ensure the quality and repeatability of data collection.

AutoModality, founded in 2014, is a strategic partner of DJI and is a portfolio company of The SkyFund, backed by DJI and Accel. AutoModality won the 2016 DJI SDK Challenge and the 2017 Genius NY business competition, the world’s largest for unmanned systems.

1st Place Winner of 2017
Genius NY Business Competition

1st Place Winner of 2016
DJI SDK Challenge

Key Features

Our Perceptive Navigation software and sensors allow drones to navigate autonomously and get as close as a human inspector through high quality live streaming from mounted cameras to your handheld device. Drone inspection is faster, safer and ensures 100% coverage of the objects being surveyed.


Able to fly over, under and around assets to ensure 100% coverage on each pass

Get Closer

Existing solutions only inspect from fifty feet away, our system allows the drone to get as close as three feet to your asset

Sense and Avoid

Sensors build 3D models to aid the drone’s navigation and maintain constant height over uncertain terrain


Watch live and review the inspection anytime with high quality photo and video images uploaded directly to your cloud account


AutoModality drones use multi-resolution imagery, which allows for smooth zooming between “birds eye” and “street view” images

Hands Off

With its autonomous flying capabilities, completing your inspection is as easy as pressing “Start”

Drone Platform

AutoModality's drone platforms consist of an off-the-shelf drone, such as a DJI M210, a powerful mobile computer, a sensor package, and the Perceptive Navigation software.

Our Partners

What We Believe

After the United States earned a D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers on the Infrastructure Report Card we knew that a rebuild was coming. With six decades of experience in distributed control and three years of research and development, we set out to simplify the inspection process. Our goal was and still is to make the time consuming and often dangerous processes of asset inspection safer and more efficient.


AutoModality Wins the 2016 DJI Challenge