About Us

Interactive Aerial strives to be a world class leader in robotics for internal inspections by offering personable customer service through product sales, inspection services, and vehicle maintenance. 

Justin Bentsen

Justin Bentsen

Engineering Manager

Oversees mechanical design, development, and manufacturing of products.
Christopher Schmidt

Christopher Schmidt

Technology Manager

Leads product software and embedded hardware development.
Pierce Thomas

Pierce Thomas

Operations Manager

Manages Inspection Services and Chief Pilot.
Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens

CEO / President

Mark, a mechanical engineer, joined Interactive Aerial in 2017 as CEO and lead investor.  He is focused on sales and long-term strategic vision.  Previously, Mark’s experience was 30 years as the president of a plastics manufacturing company in northern Michigan.  The company was acquired by a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary in 2010.  After 4 years as Executive Vice President for the BH subsidiary, Mark moved to Traverse City where he again became interested in the start-up industry and angel investing. 

Interactive Aerial Company Timeline

What We Do.

Interactive Aerial is a manufacturing & service company based in Traverse City, Michigan. Our team is currently focused on building robotic solutions to better address internal infrastructure inspections – specifically GPS-denied, confined space environments. Our 3 products: The Legacy One drone, Zenith robotic camera, and Photo Measurement Software are revolutionizing the way traditional internal inspections are performed. Industrial inspection is big business according to ASME, “many companies spend $40+ billion per year and some invest tens of millions on inspections and even more on maintenance.” Our company is helping to detect and measure asset defects through much more time & cost-effective robotic solutions, thus reducing the money companies spend on maintenance annually by eliminating scaffolding and confined space entry.

confinded space drone engineering


Our skilled engineering team spends countless hours researching and developing the ideal technology for internal robotic inspections. Interactive Aerial’s decommissioned tank makes for the perfect environment to bring advanced products to the market.

confined space drone assembly


Blending between in-house manufacturing and our premium suppliers, our products are made and assembled in America. We use precision machined aluminum and premium carbon fiber components to build the perfect indoor robotic systems.

confined space drone services


We don’t just build and sell equipment, we’ll come operate them for you as well. Interactive Aerial’s experienced pilots are a perfect solution to that one-time inspection need or to prove the value of our robotics to your management team.

confined space drone support


After purchasing a Legacy One or Zenith, our team will take great care of you with a handful of post-delivery services. Routine maintenance, ongoing training, and hardware/software upgrades are just a few of many ways you’ll be well taken care of.

Interactive Aerial Joins

Interactive Aerial is a proud participant in the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative.

Get In Touch.

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