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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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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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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Two Special Awards in the IARC14 go to the AscTec Pelican

27. January 2015

Two Special Awards in the World’s Premier Aerial Robotics Challenge IARC14 go to the AscTec Pelican. The CVG-UPM in collaboration with the Dept. of Artificial Intelligence (DIA) have participated past year as its first time in the IARC challenge, the International Aerial Robotics Competition that is the longest running collegiate aerial robotics challenge in the world. The competition started 2014 [...]

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Google’s Project Tango feat. AscTec Firefly

24. June 2014

What is Project Tango? “As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout almost effortlessly over time. This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment [...]

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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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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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