Kairos Autonomi:Strap-on Autonomy Systems for Existing Vehicles

    Kairos Unmanned Vehicles Collage


About Us

A Greek word that means the right or opportune moment, Kairos represents our view of the current and future market for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). From the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Urban Challenge to the United States Congress mandated that one-third of all military land vehicles be autonomous by 2015 and two-thirds by 2025, UGVs are being implemented not only in military and security operations, but also industrial and agricultural. With the continued growth of the UGV market, we believe that Kairos Autonomi is in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason to deliver superior, cost-effective agnostic autonomy systems for existing vehicles and vessels.

Our Tagline: Altered Thinking™

Kairos Autonomi thinks differently about autonomi. We spell autonomi with an "i" not only as a reminder of the Greek word Kairos (the right or opportune moment), but also to illustrate our different approach to autonomy than other companies. For example, rather than produce a custom-built solution, which requires specialized technology and training that adds to cost and time, our agnostic autonomy systems utilize your existing vehicle supply chain, which reduces the total cost of ownership. Such innovation minimizes cost, allows for compatibility with other technologies and enhances the speed of technical support. It's just one way that Kairos Autonomi uses altered thinking to provide quality, cost-effective solutions.

Our logo

The two black lines with red arrows represent the Kairos Autonomi initials KA. The arrows also symbolize two unmanned ground vehicles that are following distinct paths on the Earth's surface that keep the vehicles from colliding.

Our Management

Troy Takach is the founder and CEO of Kairos Autonomi. He is responsible for the strategic growth within the company. Before starting Kairos he was the CEO and founder of the Parvus Corp and brings his vast experience in the high tech industry. He managed Parvus Corp with over 20 years of successful profitability and was able to achieve military certified product status while remaining a commercial company. The company was sold in 2003 to an international parent.

Jean Takach is the VP at Kairos Autonomi. Jean brings over 20 years of experience in the high tech industry in executive management, strategic planning, financial management and quality assurance. Before starting Kairos, Jean was the Vice President, at the Parvus Corp where she was involved in negotiating customer and company related operations. One of her professional highlights include selling Parvus Corp, a profitable multi-million dollar company to an international parent. Jean received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. When Jean is not working, she enjoys scuba diving, traveling, camping, cooking and reading.    

Andrew Smith became the CFO of Kairos Autonomi in April 2011. He has over 30 years of valuable experience in leadership and management of financial accounting functions, corporate finance and human resources. Andrew brings a range of skills to Kairos in communicating and working with vendors, manufacturers and customers. He also has experience in manufacturing, construction, distribution and personal services industries. Prior to joining Kairos, he was the CFO for The Green PolkaDot Box and Ozonator companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Carl Ketcham is the Chief Engineer at Kairos Autonomi and brings over 30 years of experience in electronics, software development and management. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Utah and has developed world-changing technology at industry-leading companies, including the first low-cost desktop router at Texas Instruments, basis patents for the Vonage network at US Robotics/3Com, propulsion technology for the SM3 missile at Aerojet-Rocketdyne, and a pediatric LVAD (heart pump) at WorldHeart. Carl is skilled in all aspects of new product development and introduction, ISO 9000, ISO-13485, GMP, GDP, and related systems, program and project management, and operational management. He has 19 patents, with 1 patent pending.       

Joshua Appleman joined Kairos Autonomi in 2014; he manages sales and marketing for Kairos Autonomi.  Josh has over 20 years of experience in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems Technology (GPS).  Before working at Kairos he worked extensively with local, county, state and federal government agencies providing solutions for Global Position Systems and related technology.  Joshua attended Ball State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Geographical Information Systems.  Joshua devotes time to his family and volunteers with his local Boy Scout troop and his church.  When not working he enjoys spending time with family, listening to music and flying Quad-copters as a hobby.       

Blaine Deveraux is the Program manager at Kairos Autonomi. He has over 28 years of experience in military contract industry. From his experience, he has the ability to quickly solve problems and create team-building unity within projects. He began his work at Kairos Autonomi as a volunteer working on the DARPA Urban Challenge. Before starting at Kairos Autonomi, he worked at Talley Corporation, Teleflex Defense Systems and Klune Industries. When not at work Blaine enjoys green house gardening, traveling and scuba diving. 

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