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Brendan Quinn is a software engineer who specializes in low level software and embedded systems. He previously worked at Apple as a technical lead on the prototyping and emulation team for several of Apple's silicon chips including the M1, M2 lines. Brendan graduated with a degree in Computer Science and a vector in AI from Cornell University. Brendan led Cornell University Unmanned Air Systems, a team dedicated to building autonomous aircraft for search and rescue missions and where he met Nikita. Together they competed against over 50 international teams, routinely placing in the top 3 teams.


Nikita Ermoshkin is an electrical and systems engineer with experience in electrical, mechanical and software design and a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. Nikita was an avionics systems and integration engineer at SpaceX, where he worked on Falcon 9 Fairing recovery, Falcon 9 Payload design, Falcon 9 Stage 2 avionics, and several other projects. Prior to SpaceX and Cornell, Nikita was a co-founder and systems architect at Carbon, where he worked on the development of Carbon's 3D printing technology and printer architecture. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and his favorite place to fly is KSBP because their FBO has the best snacks.

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about AIrhart

Airhart is making aircraft simple and intuitive to fly. Our advanced flight control systems make flying to Tahoe as easy as driving to the grocery store.

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