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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,...

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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...

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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...

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#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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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Iris Automation wins AUVSI’s Startup of the Year

[UPDATED: May 3rd, 2018] This month Iris was named Startup of the Year after competing as one of 5 finalists in the Startup Showdown at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL conference in Denver, Colorado. Each startup had 6 minutes to pitch their business to a panel of judges. Iris was...

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Head of Iris R&D Recognized as MIT Innovator Under 35

Iris Automation would like to congratulate our own Dr. Alejando Galindo, Head of Research and Development, for being named one of the MIT Technology Review's 2017 Innovators Under 35! Reproduced from the MIT Technology Review. Drones are on fashion. A few years ago,...

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