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Echodyne CTO to Speak on Revolutionary Machine Perception Radar for the Autonomous Age

Echodyne CTO to Speak on Revolutionary Machine Perception Radar for the Autonomous Age

April 30, 2018

Dr. Tom Driscoll to Speak on the Game-Changing Technology of MESA™ Radars. Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative high-performance radars for autonomous machines, announces today that its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Tom Driscoll, will speak on the company’s patented Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) radar technology at AUVSI’s XPonential

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Research groups field-test the future of transportation, on the ground and in the air

Research groups field-test the future of transportation, on the ground and in the air

April 24, 2018

Many experts point to drone-mounted radar as an important piece of the puzzle for detect-and-avoid. A small drone circled above the Virginia Smart Road, flying over a high-tech vehicle driving southeast along the asphalt.

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‘Invisibility cloak’ metamaterials make their way into products

‘Invisibility cloak’ metamaterials make their way into products

March 30, 2018

Wave-bending materials revamp satellite antennas and drones — as a start. Metamaterials first captured the public imagination in 2006, when John Pendry of Imperial College published two papers showing how to create a Harry Potter-style

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Washington will be a world leader for self-driving cars and electric ferries, governor predicts

Washington will be a world leader for self-driving cars and electric ferries, governor predicts

March 30, 2018

The future of transportation will be in Seattle. That’s a proclamation Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made at an event Wednesday evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Alliance of Angels investment group.

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No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads

No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads

June 12, 2017

Surrounded by executives from General Motors, Google and Uber, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order that will allow driverless cars to test-drive on Washington roads, with or without a human behind the wheel.

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Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines

Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines

May 20, 2017

Echodyne Corp announced today a $29 million Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with Bill Gates, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Lux Capital, The Kresge Foundation and others also participating in the round. Echodyne is applying the physics o

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Echodyne unveils a palm-size radar that’s just right for drones and driverless cars

Echodyne unveils a palm-size radar that’s just right for drones and driverless cars

May 4, 2016

Radar and aircraft go together like hand and glove, but what do you do when the aircraft is a commercial drone that weighs less than a fully loaded suitcase? Bellevue-based Echodyne is taking the wraps off a radar system that’s just a step up from smartphone size but provides advanced capabilities for drones and autonomous vehicles.

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Metamaterial Radar May Improve Car and Drone Vision

Metamaterial Radar May Improve Car and Drone Vision

April 8, 2015

Powerful radar, mostly limited to the military, could soon be cheap enough for cars and consumer drones to use. Plenty of people play with small drone aircraft in their backyards these days. Tom Driscoll, cofounder and chief technology officer of a startup called Echodyne may be the only one whose

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Bill Gates And Madrona Lead $15M Investment In Secretive High-Tech Radar Company Echodyne

Bill Gates And Madrona Lead $15M Investment In Secretive High-Tech Radar Company Echodyne

March 17, 2015

Bill Gates and Madrona Venture Group are leading a $15 million investment in a new company called Echodyne, which is developing secretive new radar technology based on artificial materials that can manipulate and control electromagnetic radiation.

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