About Silicis


Silicis Technologies Inc is a developer of a tactical unmanned aerial system and related technologies, most notably the ALTUS. Our strong team of engineers continue to develop innovative products and the underlying embedded technologies that power them. We are proud to be serving our nations Warfighters and will strive to make our systems smarter and more efficient.


Founder Michael J. Stigler is an Electrical Engineer with a degree from Purdue University with extensive experience in Autonomous Robotics.  This includes developing vision systems, electrical boards, embedded systems for the sensor interaction and embedded level robotic control, and high level software applications & algorithms on the PC.  Before starting silicis he participated in two DARPA Grand Challenges, spent two years working on Unmanned Aerial Systems for a small government contractor, and two years designing medical robotics for clinical diagnostics. 

Michael saw a need for a tactical system that could provide force protection for our military in some of the world's most sensitive sites.  The partnership with the REF and United States Army helped shaped the first Silicis platform, ALTUS.  This lighter than air system has been effective at providing ISR capabilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company has now grown into a 12,500 square foot facility with over 35 employees. 


The vision at Silicis is to continue to provide robotic solutions for an increasingly autonomous world. Our innovative team of engineers will undoubtedly make an impact in this new era of robotics.