Made in Chicago.

Tercero Technologies is a Chicago-based artificial intelligence company focused on edge AI software and hardware research, development, and integration for intelligent sensors and autonomous vehicles. We are excited to be a part of Chicago's growing AI community.

Our Capabilities.

Autonomous Navigation and Control

We focus on autonomous navigation and control of unmanned ground vehicles in complex, unimproved terrain.

Perception and Sensor Processing

From monocular and stereo vision to LiDAR and radar signal processing, we use state-of-the-art perception and signal processing techniques.

Open Communications Standards

From ROS to JAUS, we embrace the benefits provided by using open architectures and are working to help define standards like JAUS.

System Architecture Planning

For new or existing autonomy and sensor processing applications, we can help plan or diagnose issues with your system design.

Vehicle and Platform Systems Integration

Leverage our experience integrating technologies on large and small unmanned ground vehicle systems.

Intellectual Property Strategy

We are uniquely qualified to provide not only autonomy and sensor processing consulting but also intellectual property strategy consulting.

Meet Our Founder.

Carl P. Evans III, JD, MBA

Carl is a roboticist and former Silicon Valley technology lawyer who returned to his technical roots to launch Tercero, an edge artificial intelligence startup. During his years as an engineer and engineering manager, Carl grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in bringing hardware-accelerated machine learning and autonomy to commercial and defense embedded applications. So, like any entrepreneur would do, he left his job to launch a startup focused on solving that problem.

Prior to launching Tercero in 2019, Carl managed a 40-person off-road autonomous vehicle division of a mid-size DoD contractor, ran technical and legal operations for his previous tech startup, and practiced as an intellectual property and M&A lawyer in Silicon Valley and Chicago, where he advised technology startups and Fortune 500 technology companies. Earlier in his career as an engineer, he participated in the first DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous vehicle competition and helped develop QinetiQ's TALON robotic system.

Carl earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, his law degree from Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, his master's with a focus in robotics/autonomous vehicles from the University of Florida's Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics, and his undergraduate degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He currently serves on the advisory board of Northwestern Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic.