Lasers, Drones, Mars, and Machine Learning

A discussion with Vic Miller

This talk will touch on lasers, drones, Mars, and machine learning: SeekOps develops laser-based trace gas sensors and deploys them on small unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) to localize and quantify natural gas leaks.  SeekOps, a spinout from the Jet Propulsion Lab, leverages gas sensing technology developed for and deployed on Curiosity, the Mars Science Lab. This talk will describe the process of extracting bench-top technology from a laboratory context, productizing it, and ultimately providing value to customers.