Breaking new technical and regulatory ground
Humankind is on the cusp of another huge breakthrough. Unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) will soon transform the lives of people, everywhere. They will impact how we live, how we work, how we travel – and they will contribute to more than half of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: helping improve critical infrastructure, keeping workers safe, and preserving our planet.
Over the past 15 years, the drone industry has laid the foundations for this breakthrough: at small scale, drones have proven their capacity to increase productivity, efficiency and safety in industry and to help our emergency services keep us safe and well. But that was just the start. The real change is yet to come.
Until now, drone operations have been very difficult and expensive to scale. In order to keep operations safe, aviation regulators have required drone pilots to be onsite with their drone. This has made scaling difficult because more drones means a larger, more geographically dispersed team of pilots, which means a big headache trying to maintain safety, quality and consistency (particularly in a context of rapidly changing technology and regulations). And it has made scaling expensive: because this one pilot to one drone model has almost zero economies of scale.
We founded sees.ai to address this problem.
Now we have earned the trust of the UK aviation regulator and we are building a world-class team that shares the short-term aim of unlocking the use of drones at scale for industry – and the long-term ambition to unleash the full potential of unmanned flight.
And we are well prepared to address this challenge. Our founding team has a deep understanding of industry and enterprise and an extremely strong track record of developing innovative technologies and bringing them to market to win in the most competitive of arenas, including in financial services and Formula 1.