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Introducing EM/Nav:

The drone industry's specialized payload for transmission line inspections and shielded operations. Learn more.



Manifold Robotics is a group of engineers and drone experts pushing the forefront of commercial drone technology.

As a team, we are passionate about delivering practical solutions that makes drones safer and simpler to work with.

We are located at New Lab, a technology hub in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where novel ideas and innovation flourish.


Jeffrey Laut

Founder & CEO

Jeff is passionate about robotics and the environment, and founded Manifold Robotics shortly after completing the PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New York University.  At Manifold Robotics, he sets the company’s vision and goals and leads technical development.


Art Julius

UAS Program Director

Art is an expert UAS pilot with a strong background in RF and electrical engineering. He joined the team in 2018 to focus on sensor development, drone integration, and testing. As a skilled UAS pilot, he leads the team's field  operations and trials in product validation.


James Clark

VP of Growth

James comes from a background in mapping, inspections drones and geospatial information systems. After working at a drone manufacturer, where he came to deeply understand commercial drone workflows and data management, he joined the team in 2019 to lead Manifold Robotics' business development.

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