Organization: American Robotics
Year Founded: 2016
Number of Employees: 11-50
Innovation Class: Technology, Services & Research Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Product Introduction
American Robotics' groundbreaking regulatory approval unlocks long-awaited commercial drone usage.
In January 2021, Marlborough, Mass.-based American Robotics became the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate fully autonomous drones without visual observers on-site. Before this approval, waivers and certifications awarded by the FAA required visual observers to be stationed along the flight path to monitor a drone’s airspace.
American Robotics’ Scout System features advanced acoustic detect-and-avoid technology that enables it to maintain a safe distance from other aircraft. Scout is designed for data gathering applications in industrial, agricultural and government settings.