Welcome to AutoModality

We are dedicated to creating autonomous mobile systems that sense, explore, and analyze the world around us. Our industry leading Perceptive Navigation automated drone platform enables close-up infrastructure inspection, especially in areas that are difficult to navigate and often GPS-denied, such as under bridges, inside buildings and across challenging terrain.

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 M100, a powerful mobile computer, a sensor package, and the Perceptive Navigation software.

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