Company profile

Company profile

 

senseFly Ltd is a Swiss company based in Cheseaux-Lausanne. The company was founded at the end of 2009 as a spin-off of the EPFL*-based Laboratory of Intelligence Systems, a leading research organization in robotics and artificial intelligence. Since summer 2012 senseFly is member of the Parrot group.

We develop, assemble and market autonomous mini-drones and related software solutions for civil professional applications such as accurate mapping of mining sites, quarries, forests, construction sites, crops, etc.

senseFly counts around 60 employees taking care of R&D, production, marketing and sales.

At senseFly, we are always on the edge of technology innovation. The company holds several patents in the field of aerial robotics and is pursuing multiple research projects to expand its offer range.

CTI CERTIFIED
In November 2011 senseFly was awarded the CTI Startup Label by the Swiss government, which is the most rigorous certificate of quality for new companies.

Our vision

Our vision

Our vision

“We want to let you capture data anywhere, any time, without complex infrastructure or long preparation time."

We believe that the tools to realize this vision needs to be very easy-to-use and present a minimal impact & risk to people and environment.

That’s why at senseFly, we not only develop the most efficient tools for mapping and GIS applications but also the most lightweight and inherently safest.

Management team

Jean-Christophe Zufferey


Jean-Christophe Zufferey

Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Christophe guides the strategic direction of senseFly. Since 2001, he has been pioneering the field of bio-inspired control for small autonomous flying robots. Jean-Christophe holds a Ph.D. in mobile robotics from EPFL, Lausanne, and a M.Sc. in micro-engineering with a master project completed at CMU, Pittsburgh. In parallel to his research, he followed a continuous formation in Entrepreneurship and Management. Since 2005, he has been involved in the management of various projects in aerial mobile robotics as group leader at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems. He is also teaching mobile robotics at EPFL.

Andrea Hildebrand


Andrea Hildebrand

Head of Marketing and Sales
Andrea brings a broad experience of international markets and technical product management. She is member of the board since she joined the company in February 2010. Previously, she worked as Sales and Program Manager for RUAG Aerospace, a manufacturer of airplane structures. From 2006 to 2009 she was employed as Customer Support Engineer, Application Engineer and Program Manager at Vectronix, a manufacturer of observation, orientation and distance measurement devices. She holds a degree in Geodesy Engineering from the German University of Applied Science and Technology in Berlin.

Antoine Beyeler


Antoine Beyeler

Chief Technical Officer
Holder of a Ph.D. in micro-engineering, Antoine is an expert in aerial robotics and embedded software programming. Prior to founding senseFly, he was independent software developer and research assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he focused on the design and the control of micro-UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). His 10+ year experience in software and hardware development provides him with the technological skills required to bring micro-UAVs to a reality.

Parrot Group

Parrot Group

Parrot Group

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation.

The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs and markets an exclusive ‘Parrot by’ range, consisting of a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the world’s most well-renowned artists.

Finally, Parrot has now started taking strong position in the UAV market with its Parrot AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via wi-fi and using augmented reality, geared to the mass market and more broadly with new solutions to conquer the emerging UAV market for professional use.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 700 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARROT)
For more information: www.parrot.com / www.ardrone.com / www.parrotoem.com

Partners

Partners

Parrot
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL
venture kick
venture lab

pix4D
R-POD
University of Zurich
fondation FIT
Robotics and Perception Group
easy2map
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
resellers