Olis, formerly BluHaptics, is the leader in developing and implementing a universal operating system for robots which delivers next generation performance, precision, and safety. The remote robotic operating system offers customizable levels of autonomy to allow robotic operators and pilots to succeed at missions in dynamic situations such as space, offshore and in unpredictable environments on land.  

Based in Seattle, WA, with a team of scientists which lead their fields in computer vision and machine learning, interactive UI, control systems, offshore engineering, and enterprise applications. Olis is a spin-out of the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Electrical Engineering Department.



Our Team


Donald Pickering


  • Most recent role was CEO of One Ocean
  • Prior founder of Cosmix, Altrec.com, WideMile
  • Strong network in Oil and Gas, Defense and Software/Cloud

Dr. Fredrik Ryden

CTO, Founder

  • EE PhD University of Washington
  • Fastest PhD award in 83 years at UW electrical engineering
  • Co-named on all patents

Dr. Steve White

VP Engineering

  • Former Partner Architect at Microsoft, CTO MSNBC
  • Strong Machine Learning and Engineering leadership background
  • 25 yrs experience in 3D imaging, image processing and recognition

Luke Wissmann

VP Business Development

  • Former VP Sales and Business Development for OceanGate
  • Prior roles include Manager of Business Operations for International Defense Systems (managed a $9B sales funnel) and winning Proposal Manager for the $3.4B Marine One contract at Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Strong cross-functional program manager and leader in operations excellence