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INDUSTRY WIDE SETBACKS

 

PILOT ERROR

Drone pilots are skilled aviators but even they struggle to see and avoid obstacles and aircraft when operating drones at extended range.

OPERATIONAL RISK

No pilot on board means low situational awareness. This risk is huge and the potential conflicts can be extremely dangerous.

LICENSE DIFFICULTY

Not being able to show adequate mitigation of operational risk means regulators are forced to limit drone uses and applications to closed environments.

My Way or the Hawaii-way

How Aloha Fridays became an Iris tradition “Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Aloha Friday at the Iris 2019 Retreat One of the most exciting things about joining an early stage start-up is the opportunity to make...

Kansas approved for first Beyond Visual Line of Sight drone flight in the nation

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first ever Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operation in the nation leveraging only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation...

IRIS AUTOMATION, SKYFRONT AND ECHODYNE POWER FIRST EVER BEYOND-VISUAL-LINE-OF-SIGHT DRONE FLIGHT WITHOUT HUMAN VISUAL OBSERVERS

FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program partners, including The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Iris Automation, Skyfront, Echodyne, and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company achieve milestone in drone industry FOX, Alaska (August 1, 2019) -- The University of Alaska’s...

Introducing our newest Iris board member⁠—Scott Smith

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve brought Scott Smith on board as an Independent Director to the company board!  Scott brings a remarkable background to the team and company. He began his career at Lockheed, went on to found his own successful aerospace...

The Journey to Casia: Part One

by Zack Goyetche, Electrical Engineer at Iris Automation The Iris Casia module As an electrical engineer who is obsessed with creating the physical, I delightedly jumped at the opportunity to design and build hardware for Iris Automation when it presented itself one...

Soft Landing: Coming Out On Top

How I came out as trans while a business leader in tech It’s the middle of June, late in the morning when the summer fog starts to burn off and concede to the California sunshine filtering softly through the window. I’m sitting across from Alex, my boss and CEO of...

#HelloCasia

Meet Casia, our Detect and Avoid system for BVLOS operations May 2019 marked one of the hugest accomplishments in Iris Automation’s history to date — launching Casia, the product we’ve been working towards since our inception. Casia is the first commercially...

Iris Automation announces Casia, the first turnkey collision-avoidance solution for the commercial drone industry

Providing the “eyes and brain” for drones, software enables missions beyond visual line of sight SAN FRANCISCO -- Iris Automation, an artificial intelligence and safety avionics company, today announced the launch of Casia – the first commercially available...

A Look Inside the Iris Reno Office

By Taylor Westerman In the midtown area of the ‘Biggest Little City’ sits the University of Nevada, Reno’s Innevation Center. Today I’m excited to take you on a tour of our Reno office and perhaps in doing so will have you asking, “where can I sign up?” Four...

Educational Robotics, Iris, and You

A story about learning through teaching by Katie Widen Setting up my high school team’s robot (right) next to that year’s world champion (left). This game involved placing inner tubes on pegs, 2011. Imagine walking into a basketball stadium or a high school...

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