World premiere: Volocopter is flying manned!

7. April 2016

A step forward in urban mobility! The premiere of manned flights with the world’s first certified Multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, marks a step forward in urban mobility. The Volocopter is a personal aerial vehicle designed to be so easy and safe to fly that anyone can command it. Due to its electric propulsion, it has no tailpipe emissions and is [...]

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The Volocopter receives a certificate of airworthiness

25. March 2016

Since 2013, the German Ultralight Flight Association has been testing the Volocopter on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. In February, the Association granted Karlsruher e-volo GmbH a provisional certificate for its VC200 as an ultralight aircraft (certificate number (VVZ) (D-MYVC). Ultralight prototype certificate for VTOL Volocopter e-volo aims to have its Volocopter certified as an [...]

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AscTec Firefly: Netexplo Award Winner 2016

19. February 2016

The AscTec Firefly UAS drone has been awarded the Netexplo Award 2016 for its impact on society and business. The redundant research drone is established as programmable unmanned aircraft system in leading universities and R&D labs worldwide. Moreover the AscTec Firefly is involved in many challenging research projects. Netexplo (“Netexplorateur” until late 2011) is an independent observatory that studies the [...]

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Drone 100 – AscTec Hummingbirds enable World Record

7. January 2016

With 100 dancing drones Intel and Ars Electronica set a Guinness World Record for “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously” – using 100 AscTec Hummingbirds. The Making of Drone 100 Dubbed Drone 100, the spectacle set a Guinness World Record for most UAVs airborne simultaneously. When video of Drone 100 was first shown during Krzanich’s CES 2016 keynote two [...]

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AscTec Neo

5. January 2016

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Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!

4. January 2016

Exciting news! Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the German drone developer and manufacturer Ascending Technologies – subject to customary closing conditions. Intel plans for the Ascending Technologies team to continue supporting their current customers while also collaborating with Intel’s Perceptual Computing team to develop UAV technology that can help drones fly with more awareness of their environments. [...]

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Drone Light Painting – The Christmas Edit

16. December 2015

Watch the world’s first Drone Light Painting Video “The Christmas Edit”. With this film Ascending Technologies wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all drone enthusiasts and operators, friends, customers and partner companies. Moreover we wish you a Merry Christmas and a good takeoff into a successful New Year. The complete Light Painting project was performed by use of a [...]

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FAA: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration & Rules

16. December 2015

If you own a drone (UAV / UAS), you must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry. Official UAS / drone rules announced by the FAA The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) announced official rules for registering drones in the United States of America. Registration applies to a range of UAS sizes, between 250 gram and [...]

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DroneService – UAS Indoor Surveillance

15. December 2015

In the DroneService project, Avansig and Prosegur have developed an indoor surveillance system based on a programmable unmanned aircraft system. This system, built over the AscTec Firefly UAS platform, is able to perform indoor surveillance rounds in a completely autonomous mode. DroneService – indoor surveillance per drone DroneService proposes a new surveillance model. It is an evolution of the classical [...]

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