23 Jan '15, 8pm

Start-up Profile: CyPhy Works Builds Tethered Drones for Soldiers, First Responders

Start-up Profile: CyPhy Works Builds Tethered Drones for Soldiers, First Responders

Photo: CyPhy Works Drone on a String: CyPhy’s tactical drones can fly for long durations by using a tether to provide communications and power to the vehicle. Combat and emergency response involves split-second decisions. The decisions could be better informed if soldiers or first responders could get a look inside buildings or over ridges before venturing forward. To give them that capability, start-up CyPhy Works is making tethered aerial drones that can fly for hours and stream high-quality video. CyPhy Works Founded: 2008 Headquarters: Danvers, Mass. Founder: Helen Greiner Funding: Undisclosed Employees: Undisclosed Based in Danvers, Mass., the company wants to put its drones in the hands of every soldier, police officer, and emergency responder. “Our systems are about saving lives,” says Matt England , CyPhy Works’ vice president of military systems. Drones typically ...

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