Safely integrating UAVs Flying Beyond Line of Sight

10. April 2017

Safely integrating UAVs into national, and international airspace, flying beyond line of sight is essential for the continued development of UAV technology for the professional sector. Flying under 500 feet was previously regarded as too low to regulate, however is now becoming a necessity to do so. A recent test flight in the Netherlands, performed with a modified Ascending Technologies Falcon [...]

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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 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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Sparked – Drone Interaction Arts

3. February 2015

SPARKED is a short film that combines human dramatic performance with a group of computer controlled flying machines, resulting from a collaboration between ETH Zurich, Verity Studios, and Cirque du Soleil. Its visual textures are real – no CGI or wires, slow-mo or fast-forwards were used to enhance what you see. Watch that human drone interaction: Technology The film shoot [...]

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AscTec Hummingbirds juggling

28. March 2014

Fascinating flight dynamics of not human-piloted AscTec Hummingbirds Watch AscTec Hummingbirds juggling with balls fully automatic. The AscTec Hummingbird quadcopters and balls are tracked by an overhead motion capture system and controlled computer based. It’s a R&D project of a researching team around Raffaello D’Andrea of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). Final version from 2010: Ball juggling [...]

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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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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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