About Me

Visiting the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

My name is Kyle O’Rourke, and I’m a computer engineering student at UCSC and summer intern at AEye.

In 2015 I started a company devoted to making drones safer through autonomous crash detection. Later that year my partners and I launched a successful Kickstarter¬†unveiling the Mayday. The Mayday is a tiny onboard computer that can detect¬†a drone crash. In 2016 I sold the Mayday’s IP to a drone parachute company and moved on to work at AEye for a year while attending community college.

While attending school and working at AEye, I did contract work for Transcend Robotics to integrate their electronics systems into a more production friendly design.

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