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This Diversity Driven-Startup is Building Drones To Stop Gun Violence

By: Melissa Jun Rowley, Forbes | January 2nd, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas: Seasoned software architect, Leah LaSalla, is "grossed out" by "vertical hierarchies." That’s why when she founded Astral AR, a drone piloting system that allows pilots to identify and stop loaded firearms, she decided to address systemic inequality by making sure everyone on her 11-person team is paid the same amount. This is just one of the many diversity-driven facets she and Astral AR cofounder and CIO José La Placa Amigò have instilled in the company, which strives to be what they refer to as ... Read More about Astral AR's Diversity-Driven Startup

Astral Particpated in the 2016 Hackaday

By: Astral AR | September 15th, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas: Astral AR, LLC, didn't just solve a problem. We invented an Industry. We build the world's only robotically-enhanced neuromechanical aeronautical holoportation UAV - the ability for a drone pilot to be in two places at once. Astral AR's integrated system creates intuitive drone piloting, effortlessly. The pilot thinks "Turn Right/Bank Left/Elevate/Drop" with a small gesture emphasis, and the drone flies by mental command. This is mind-flown flight. We combine biometric feedback devices (the Emotiv Insight EEG headpiece with a Thalmic Myo armband) with augmented reality smartglasses - reserving gesture tracking for control of the drone's robotic components... Read More about our entry

Astral AR Joins the Small UAV Coalition

By: Astral AR

AUSTIN, Texas - Astral AR LLC, The Small UAV Coalition is composed of the leading manufacturers, software and hardware providers, end users, and service providers of companies in the unmanned aerial Systems industry. It is an organization built on the goal of allowing unfettered commercial, civil, and philanthropic use of small UAVs in the United States and abroad. To date, the Small UAV Coalition has been successful in setting the policy debate, and continues to be the leading voice for changes in law and policy to permit the operation of small UAVs beyond the line-of-sight, with varying degrees of autonomy, for commercial, consumer, recreational and philanthropic purposes. ... Read More about The Membership Opportunity

Astral AR Unveils Neuromechanical Drone Piloting System

By: Astral AR | January 2nd, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas: Astral AR LLC, We combine the Internet of Things, holographic displays, and unmanned aerial vehicles to create a drone piloting system straight out of science fiction. We use devices capable of distinguishing mental commands and individual words with real-time holographic rendering of a drone’s visual feeds. We also build unmanned vehicles that integrate biometrics and holographic displays into a patent-pending, neuromechanical interface that works exactly like you think is should... Drones you fly with your mind in augmented reality ... Read More about our Neuromechanical Drone Piloting System