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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Heavy-duty Drones – Visions & Potentials

8. December 2015

Volocopter VC200 making history in helicopter – and maybe unmanned – aviation. VTOL technology at an affordable price will become easier and more safe. Flight safety by redundancy The Volocopter is all about pure fun flying and maximum safety. The inclusive redundancy concept provides safety. For instance an engine failure would be and a pilot error could be compensated immediately. [...]

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Ascending Technologies Becomes Shareholder of e-volo

28. November 2015

UAS experts pushing forward the “green” helicopter Volocopter VC200. Ascending Technologies has been part of the development network and key technology partner from e-volo since 2013, when they significantly contributed to the maiden flight of the Volocopter VC200. Now Ascending Technologies officially becomes shareholder of e-volo to sustainably lead the development of the world’s first purely electric, rotary-wing manned aircraft system to [...]

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ETHZ: Drones with a Sense of Direction

10. November 2015

Drones with a sense of direction? Yes. A small group of researchers from the ETH Zurich successfully tested an AscTec Firefly research drone autonomously creating a 3-D map of an unfamiliar environment. Good new for commercial drone operators Commercial drones are starting to be used for tasks like inspecting oil rigs and crops. But they still require a highly skilled [...]

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Back to the Future 12 – Drones & Self-Awareness

21. October 2015

Intel’s RealSense camera module, which weighs as little as 8 grams and is less than 4mm thick, brings depth perception to drones both indoors and outdoors with minimal impact to payload and flight times. A new level of intelligence and self-awareness to the drone ecosystem could change the way we see drones. Drones with 360° self-awareness 360° depth cameras, powerful [...]

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The Commercial UAV Show & the Drone Ecosystem

20. October 2015

The Commercial UAV Show just opened its doors in London, UK. Matt Kellett, Business Development Manager for Mapping and OEM business at Topcon will be holding a speak there and present the unmanned aircraft system Topcon Falcon 8, powered by Ascending Technologies. Aiming at the commercial UAV market New capabilities and markets opened up in the UAV sector will be [...]

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Making career in civil UAS technology!

16. October 2015

To be honest, who wouldn’t want a challenging job at a promising, young enterprise in a growth industry? Make career at Ascending Technologies and support the UAS technology leader in fields of development, production and worldwide distribution of UAS drones. Since 2002 the founders of Ascending Technologies have been actively developing civil, industrial drone technology. The Bavarian company was founded [...]

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IROS 2015 – The new research UAV AscTec Neo

28. September 2015

IROS 2015: Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers representing original results in all areas of intelligent robot components, systems, and applications. Among many other exhibitors like BOSCH, CLEARPATH, DJI, Google, iRobot, KUKA and many technical universities and labs, Ascending Technologies will be exhibiting there … and present something spectacular: A brand new research UAV including a 360° depth [...]

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Back to the Future 11 – AEROWORKS

21. September 2015

Collaborative Aerial Robotic Workers: AEROWORKS envisions a novel aerial robotic team that possesses the capability to autonomously conduct infrastructure inspection and maintenance tasks, while additionally providing intuitive and user-friendly interfaces to human-operators. AEROWORKS Aim – UAV interaction, perception & planning intelligence With ageing infrastructure in developing-and-developed countries, and with the gradual expansion of distributed installations, the costs of inspection and [...]

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Back to the Future 10 – Drones at the limit

21. August 2015

Exploring the limits of drones: The AscTec Hummingbird has been part of various revolutionary drone tricks. Most of the videos including our tiny unmanned aerial vehicle are made possible by the ETH Zurich. Now the researchers are training the drone to the very limits of the possible. The Swiss university is one of the world’s leading universities for technology and [...]

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