Volocopter VC200 – Maiden Flight in Karlsruhe

21. November 2013

Watch the maiden flight of the e-volo Volocopter VC200 at 17th November 2013 in Karlsruhe. The AscTec team provided the essential autopilot unit to make this possible. You may recognize Daniel Gurdan & Jan Stumpf, two of our CEOs steering the 18-rotor flight system, which is controlled by the new autopilot AscTec Trinity with the Mobile Groundstation. Enjoy: Amazing technology. [...]

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Successful cooperation with e-volo for manned multirotor system!

20. November 2013

Ascending Technologies goes Volocopter VC200 Ascending Technologies is proud being a new cooperation partner of e-volo from now on. Hence we are part of a network of secialists around the invention of the revolutionary Volocopter VC200. It is our intention to provide knowledge and parts of our core technologies effectively to develop the first manned multicopter flight system with electric [...]

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AscTec Pelican wins 6th IARC competition.

9. September 2013

It is no great surprise at all, but in some way satisfying: Again an AscTec Pelican won the International Aerial Robot Competition (IARC) to attest its unique flying and ‘brainpower’ abilities as being ‘state of the art’. This victory confirms the technological progress and constant research and development usability of our flying robot. No other UAV, ROAV or UAS was [...]

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Jumping “Jack” Kangaroo – ablaze with light

2. September 2013

Watch our friends Ars Electronica performing a jumping ‘Jack’ kangaroo above Brisbane at the QUT – Robotronica. At 6th September Ars Electronica will repeat that show at the Total Recall festival in Linz. With that eye-popping lightshow of 30 synchronized quadcopters Ars Electronica once again showed their excellence in combining technology and art. As usual our AscTec Hummingbirds offer that [...]

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World record! 50 UAVs flying synchronous

2. July 2013

The highlight of this year’s voestalpine Klangwolke in Linz was a choreographed air show with 50 small helicopters equipped with LEDs. Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ascending Technologies GmbH set a world record with this, because this was the largest swarm of these “quadrocopters” (so called because of their four large rotors) outdoors at the same time. With spectacular lighting effects [...]

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TED Talks feat. the AscTec Hummingbird

10. June 2013

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopter – an AscTec Hummingbird with a special configuration. He is showing our robot, while trying to make it think like athletes and solve physical problems with algorithms that help it learn in progress. D’Andrea is professor at the  ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), one of our [...]

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UAV crop science with the AscTec Falcon 8

21. May 2013

The public channel 3sat devoted a clip on the topic biological and plant research to the “Fascination of Plants Day” at May 18th. A short film shows the effort of the FZ Jülich, one of the greatest German institutes in the domain of biological and geological sciences. There about 150 scientists are searching for a future solution. Due to challenges [...]

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Watch full video of the flight show at the ICRA 2013

8. May 2013

Initiating the 2013 conference there was a magnificent flight show: Four AscTec Firefly systems mounted with letters and numbers enlightened the skyline of Karlsruhe at the dawn – writing “ICRA 2013”. To discuss cutting edge in robotics and automation at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation the world leading companies and universities of that industrial sector meet and [...]

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