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The cross section of expertise at Emesent is truly extraordinary, spanning from roboticists and engineers to business development experts. Although our talents may be diverse, our passion is the same, to deliver revolutionary efficiency, safety and operational insights in challenging environments.


Stefan has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and he has been adding sensing and autonomy to drones for over 17 years. Stefan has extensive experience in vision and lidar-based UAV obstacle avoidance, UAV path planning algorithms, UAV mission planning tools, and 3D visualisation of UAV-collected data.

Dr Stefan Hrabar

Co-Founder & CEO

Farid has a PhD in System Technologies from the University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC), France. He has over 15 years experience in R&D, integration and field testing of dependable autonomy technologies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Dr Farid Kendoul

Co-Founder & CTO


Dr Glenn Wagner

Senior Research Scientist

Ben Wilson

Mechatronics Engineer

Jeremy Sofonia

Senior Geoscientist - Chief Pilot

Duncan Palmer

Senior Robotics Engineer

Peter Milani

Senior Robotics Engineer