THE FUTURE IN SIGHT

Safer drones with collision avoidance
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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.

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...

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 computer...

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 months...

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...

Day in the Life of Deputy Head of Flight Ops

Cheryl Contreras gives us a look into a typical day of field testing as the Deputy Head of Flight Operations at Iris Automation Helicopter ride home after a day of testing. I’ve worked at Iris for a year and a half, starting as a Flight Operations Technician and...

Mission:Values

By Stephanie Lacy-Price People & Communications Specialist at Iris Automation From the Iris Culturebook, 2019. Finalizing our company values and building them into our culture is the work I’m most proud to have taken on during my time at Iris and has formed the...

Flight Simulator: Episode 1

By Eric SchaferSimulation Architect at Iris Automation Like human pilots, artificial intelligence autopilots practice not crashing in a simulator. Having transitioned from many years of movie visual effects (crashing encouraged) at Industrial Light & Magic to...

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