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Autonomous navigation for machines

Leveraging technology originally developed by SRI International for the Department of Defense, our software provides robust navigation information to machines, allowing them to operate collision-free in unstructured, GPS-denied indoor, urban, and harsh environments with no operator supervision. Read More
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What We're Building

area17, a spin-out from SRI International, is developing a low-cost, high performance vision system for drones.

A combination of commodity sensors and processors and an advanced software stack allow us to provide collision avoidance, obstacle detection, and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), to enable autonomous drone flight both indoors and outside, that brings a new class of capabilities to consumer and commercial grade drones.

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Pooj Preena
i'm founder+ceo @area17. previously, first US employee @Skype, founder @Betaworks, xCOO @OMGPOP!, first BD guy @Dropbox , US CEO ad&payments company @Hi-media.
Nic Fischer
Controls, systems, robotics, automation. PhD from @UFlorida. Previously @PRENAV, @SOLS Systems, @Bluefin Robotics.
Aveek Das
Robotics and Computer Vision expert with 12+ years of R&D experience Currently, Co Founder and CTO @area17 Previously @SRI International
Kevin Greene
Multi-Discplinary Software Engineer & Entrepreneur

Our Investors

Ash Patel
Managing Director at @Morado Venture Partners. Former EVP, CPO and early engineer at @Yahoo.
Ivy Li
Ivy Li ,
experienced investor in tech

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