May 5, 2021

Exyn Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Awards ceremony to be held at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 in Atlanta

ARLINGTON, Va. — Exyn has been named as a finalist in the Technology Category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Exyn was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of several finalists. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on August 16-19 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta.

Exyn has commercialized the highest level of aerial drone autonomy in the world, ExynAI. Exyn is the first company to offer a platform-agnostic software stack that enables fully autonomous, Level 4 aerial navigation and survey-grade mapping without GPS. 

An excellent example of the impact of ExynAI is within the mining industry, where Exyn’s pilot-less drones are being used to capture richer, more accurate data from previously inaccessible underground cavities. With ExynAI, mining operations are able to generate highly accurate 3D maps, real-time visualizations, and capture unprecedented quantities of data while dramatically improving safety for the teams underground.

“During the last year, the unmanned systems industry rose to meet urgent new challenges posed by the pandemic. It is inspiring to see organizations and companies that led this charge among the XCELLENCE Awards finalists,” said Brian Wynne, President and CEO of AUVSI. “As unmanned systems become increasingly integrated within our society, AUVSI is pleased to recognize this distinguished group for their innovative work that will accelerate our industry forward toward assured autonomy.”

XPONENTIAL offers a broad-based and balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights, ranging from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases and best practices across vertical markets and everything in between. The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators in the unmanned systems industry, including individuals and organizations, with a demonstrated commitment to advancing autonomy, leading and promoting safe adoption of unmanned systems, and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve society.

“The beauty of ExynAI is, with AL4, we can now navigate far more complex environments, entirely without input from the operator,” said Jason Derenick, CTO at Exyn Technologies,  “More operators, not pilots, can use our systems with minimal training. We’re opening new doors in industries that have been unable to collect accurate data, it’s very exciting.”

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About Exyn Technologies

Exyn Technologies is pioneering autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments. The company’s full-stack solution enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time. For the first time, industries like mining, logistics, and construction can benefit from a single, integrated solution to capture critical and time-sensitive data in a safer, more affordable, and more efficient way. Exyn is powered by a team of experts in autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial engineering, and is a spin-off out of the University of Pennsylvania's world-renowned GRASP Laboratory. The company is VC-backed and privately held, with headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, please visit


The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)—the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics—represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit


AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the largest, most significant event for the unmanned systems industry. The 2021 exhibit hall will showcase hundreds of cutting-edge companies from around the world and the conference will feature educational programming by unmanned systems experts, providing information about the future of policy, technology and business solutions and trending topics. 

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