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Iris automation

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

Iris Automation is a Y-Combinator startup company building an 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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December 2020
Iris automation raises a $13,000,000 series B round from Bessemer Venture Partners Century Fund L.P..
January 2018
Iris automation raises a $8,000,000 series A round from Bee Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.
January 19, 2017
Iris automation raises a $1,500,000 seed round.

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Iris Automation
June 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Iris Automation has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in the FAA's BVLOS ARC (Aviation Rulemaking...
Iris Automation
April 20, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Iris Automation's onboard multi-camera detect and avoid (DAA) system, Casia® X, will be available for shipping May 21, 2021. Casia X is the...
Iris Automation
February 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Iris Automation has been invited to join the World Economic Forum's Global Innovators community, an invitation-only group of the world's most...
AlleyWatch
December 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Darrell Etherington
December 15, 2020
TechCrunch
It's only a matter of time now before drones become a key component of everyday logistics infrastructure, but there are still significant barriers between where we are today and that future - particularly when it comes to regulation. Iris Automation is developing computer vision products that can help simplify the regulatory challenges involved in setting [...]

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