Iris automation

Iris automation

A startup company that builds AI-based collision avoidance system for drones.

Iris Automation is a Y-Combinator startup company building artificial intelligence based collision avoidance system for industrial drones and other autonomous flying machines.

The company uses industrial cameras, deep learning and computer vision on the drone to observe and interpret the world for full situational awareness of the operational environment. Detecting moving aircraft is the first step in developing a safe and robust collision avoidance system. Its technology processes information about intruder aircraft rapidly and its proprietary algorithms make intelligent decisions in real-time. The built system determines the safest course of action to avoid accidents based on location, heading, speed and other factors.

Iris automation has team members from NASA, Boeing and control specialists, robotics, computer vision and machine learning experts.

Autonomous drone delivery services are now used in commercial cases such as transport of medical supplies, surveying of industrial sites among others.

Alexander Harmsen and James Howard founded Iris Automation in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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January 2018

Iris automation raises a $8,000,000 series A round from Bessemer Venture Partners and Bee Partners.

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