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About Red Lotus
Red Lotus Technologies Inc. is a prime defense technology company headquartered in California. Red Lotus's mission is to safeguard life by improving area scanning capabilities for applications such as explosive hazards clearance. The company's flagship product - VAST - helps to effectively train personnel using hand-held detectors to scan for buried explosive threats.
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We work closely with users to deliver products that are quick to learn, easy to operate, and have minimal impact on physical load. Our vision is to create technology systems that guarantee operator safety while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of scanning operations against ever-evolving threats.
Management Team
Lahiru jayatilaka
Founder and CEO
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Matthew can
Co-Founder and CTO
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Company Founding

Red Lotus Technologies Inc. was established in 2012 in California.

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Lahiru Jayatilaka, founder of Red Lotus, grew up in Sri Lanka during a 25 year civil war. The landmines used during the war cost lives, limbs and land.

This humanitarian tragedy sparked Lahiru's interest in developing technology to clear land for post-conflict resettlement. For his Computer Science thesis at Harvard University (2010), Lahiru showed how computer-generated visual feedback could help humans more safely and efficiently scan areas with handheld detectors.

Because this research was relevant to the U.S. Department of Defense's battle against Improvised Explosives Devices, Lahiru was awarded funding to productize his work while a PhD Student in Computer Science at Stanford University (2012).

Matthew Can, a friend and fellow Stanford PhD student with an undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley, found the problem deeply compelling and teamed up with Lahiru to launch Red Lotus. To this day, Lahiru and Matt continue to build Red Lotus as a technology company with a mission to safeguard life by improving area scanning capabilities for applications such as explosive hazards clearance.
We improve area scanning capabilities with products
that are quick to learn, easy to operate, and have minimal impact on physical load.
Adoption
Red Lotus products are in use by numerous groups, including:

United States Army
Research Lab
(ARL)

United States Army
Special Operations
Command
(USASOC)

United States
Army Europe
(USAEUR)

Joint Improvised-Threat
Defeat Organization
(JIDO)