Chief Executive Officer

The company was founded by Dr. Adrian Smith, an established entrepreneur. Dr. Smith had the initial idea for the innovations that would be delivered through the drone design, and put together a founding team that would be able to deliver on that vision. He has subsequently led the company through its initial seed fundraising round, and is focused on keeping the company resourced for its future development plan. adrian.smith@smithautonomous.com

Chief Technology Officer

Shuaib Badat holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, and is an experienced UAV engineer. His work has included drone design for hostile environments such as the North Sea, and his current work is focused on Design for Manufacture, CFD Analysis, Energy Optimisation, Thermal Control and Machine Learning. shuaib.badat@smithautonomous.com

Senior Software Engineer

Muhammad Vaid holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, with a particular specialism in computer engineering and computer vision. His work revolves around designing the autonomous control systems that ensure the drone is stable, and can recognize and react correctly to the environment around it. Muhammad.vaid@smithautonomous.com