Trio of ORNL researchers license their technology, launch company

A trio of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) staffers have licensed technology they developed and formed Horizon31 to build a set of products and services that provide customized unmanned vehicle control systems.

The Horizon31 team consists of Andrew Harter, Brad Stinson and Bogdan Vacaliuc who conducted their original research and development as part of ORNL’s National Security Sciences Directorate. They expect to have the first software prototype ready in the fall of 2020, with hardware available in the spring of 2021.

Click here to learn more about their new start-up and its focus on enabling commercial, government and consumer drone use at scale.

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