Impressionen ICRA 2013 – International Conference on Robotics & Automation

7. May 2013

International audience at the ICRA 2013. Over 1,000 visitors found theirselves in between the elite of research and development regarding robotics and automation. Next year the ICRA is going to take place in Hong Kong, China. And we already are looking forward to meet there many of you again. The opening party community gathers around the AscTec Firefly pilots that [...]

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Ascending Technologies at the ICRA 2013 in Karlsruhe

6. May 2013

To discuss cutting edge in robotics and automation this year’s IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation is located in Karlsruhe. Initiating the 2013 conference there will be a special flight show: Four AscTec Firefly systems will be mounted with letters and numbers to enlighten the skyline of Karlsruhe at the dawn – writing “ICRA 2013”. “After the great show [...]

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Great marketing action for the “Star Trek Earth Hour Event”

28. March 2013

On Saturday the 23rd of March 2013, right at the beginning of the „Earth Hour“, 30 quadrocopter equipped with LEDs took-off in order to form the “Star Trek” logo while flying. Right next to the Tower Bridge in London and about 130 m above the ground, the AscTec Hummingbird quadrocopters promoted the new Paramount Pictures movie “Star Trek – Into [...]

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(F)Lightshow über London – 30 AscTec Hummingbirds display the Star Trek Logo

27. March 2013

As a harbinger for the Paramount film “Star Trek – Into Darkness”, starting in May in Europe’s cinemas, last night a swarm of 30 mini-helicopters equipped with the LED lights drew the Star Trek logo in the skies over London. The choreography for the show was developed by Ars Electronica Futurelab from Linz (Austria). Quadrocopter maker Ascending Technologies GmbH from [...]

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Autonomous Flying Robots: TEDxZurich featuring the AscTec Firefly (sFly) & Davide Scaramuzza

3. December 2012

One of our customers presented their impressive research results in the well known TED talks, which regularly show ideas worth spreading to the world. In the embedded video, Davide Scaramuzza, Professor of Robotics at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of the University of Zurich, talks about autonomous vision controlled micro UAVs, which could be used for search and rescue, inspection or [...]

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Swarming world record – 50 UAVs flying synchronously!

2. June 2012

The highlight of the voestalpine Klangwolke in Linz 2012 was a choreographed air show with 50 small AscTec Hummingbirds 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 [...]

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