UAV extreme sport footage with the AscTec Falcon 8 at Mauritius

15. March 2013

The Boards&More group, including the North Kiteboarding, ION, Fanatic and North Sails brands, is the market leader in your water sports segment and dedicated to producing spectacular footage for your corporate films. Up till now, aerial footage had always been shot using manned helicopters, which made production inflexible and expensive. With a filming schedule booked far in advance, everything – [...]

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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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Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2012 – AscTec Falcon 8 high above the mountains

1. October 2012

Together with our customer Skyshot we were on Wildkogel mountain in Neukirchen, Austria in August 2012 to put the finishing touch to the new functions of our AscTec Falcon 8 as part of the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB Event. Working with cameramen and professional MTB riders at an elevation of more than 2,000 m, we put together the perfect show [...]

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Ascending Technologies at the photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany

1. September 2012

We will be at photokina 2012 trade fair this year, come visit our booth in hall 3.1 (booth number A-022a)! Take a look at the new and upcoming products in the world of aerial imaging. We will be showing the world our new features and camera options. If you would like to discuss anything specific or test fly our systems, [...]

Read more » – Relaunch 2012

1. August 2012

By implementing our new corporate identity we also relaunched our new website accordingly. By creating two separate areas we will be able to provide you with more specific and attractive content. There will be more information added in the next weeks so feel free to surf by regularly.

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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007 Quadrobots perform the “James Bond Drone Theme”

28. February 2012

Flying robot quadrotors perform the “James Bond Drone Theme” by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this “couch guitar” by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base [...]

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