Larta Program: NSF-CAP1
City: Ann Arbor, MI
Problem: Drones have the potential to be great tools for hard to reach infrastructure inspections, but the technology requires highly skilled operators to avoid collisions.
Solution: SkySpecs created a drone experience that enables an average skilled operators to pilot drones with confidence on collision-prone flights.
Success: Still an early stage company, they were featured in 2015 at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and subsequently in the Wall Street Journal as one of six drone companies to watch. Partner & Chief Technology Officer Ryan Morton comments, "Mark Juergensen, our Larta mentor, was very supportive with candid feedback and advice on how to take this technology to the market."