Oliver Sanchez, Kestrel
Startup Kestrel Agritech uses MATLAB® to apply intelligent hardware and evolving algorithms to images from low-altitude thermal surveillance from unmanned drones. Their proprietary recognition algorithm, which is driven by artificial intelligence, can identify pests and damaged crops across large farms. The algorithm learns from its mistakes and evolves to pinpoint the location of infestations and destroy pests automatically.
As part of the MathWorks Startup Program, Kestrel Agritech has access to MATLAB at a startup-friendly price and engineering support from MathWorks experts, which enables them to research projects, develop prototypes, and bring their products to production.