THE FUTURE IN SIGHT

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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.

What It Takes To Fly ‘True’ Beyond Visual Line of Sight

How Iris enabled the first true BVLOS missions by Gabrielle Wain, Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs Flying over a field in Salina, Kansas Recently, Iris Automation’s team of pilots traveled from Reno to rural Salina, Kansas to conduct field testing, a...

Iris Automation and Kansas DOT Successfully Complete Historic Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Drone Flight

FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program partners complete first true beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation, powered by Iris Automation’s collision avoidance system TOPEKA, Kan. (November 12, 2019)— The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Unmanned...

The 3-legged “Safety Stool”

The key safety principles that drive the success of the Flight Operations team at Iris Automation Iris Automation relies on the testing of our Detect and Avoid technology, Casia, through real-world field tests conducted by our Flight Operations team. The team is based...

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 an...

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 to...

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 Unmanned...

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 startup,...

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 the...

#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 available...

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