News

New US reseller: RDO Equipment Co.

New US reseller: RDO Equipment Co.

24.04.2014

RDO Equipment Co. is active in the following fields of application: Survey, GIS, Landill management, Mining, Construction, Agriculture.

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senseFly shortlisted for prestigious business award

senseFly shortlisted for prestigious business award

17.04.2014

senseFly is in the running to win a Swiss Economic Award, having been named one of the three finalists for this year’s High-Tech/Biotech prize.

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Mapping Nelson Mandela's prison island

Mapping Nelson Mandela's prison island

10.04.2014

The Robben Island Musuem has launched a virtual tour of the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, featuring a detailed orthomosaic created by airMap using a swinglet CAM mapping drone.

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eBee Ag, the automated drone for precision agriculture

eBee Ag, the automated drone for precision agriculture

09.04.2014

Today at senseFly we're launching a brand new mini drone specifically for agriculture - the eBee Ag. If you work in farming, or you know someone who does, please take a look and feel free to share our news!

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Fukushima, a drone’s-eye view

Fukushima, a drone’s-eye view

02.04.2014

Drone Adventures teamed up with researchers at the University of Tokyo to try to evaluate the current state of the cleanup and reconstruction effort.

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senseFly was at the ESA/ESRIN Open Days

senseFly was at the ESA/ESRIN Open Days

27.03.2014

Dedicated to European Space Agency (ESA)’s Earth-observing activities, ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy, is the European Centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions.

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US airworthiness assessment completed by the eBee

US airworthiness assessment completed by the eBee

25.03.2014

The SenseFly eBee UAS completed its airworthiness assessment as of March 14, 2014 through New Mexico State University's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center.

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Watch our latest video!

Watch our latest video!

20.03.2014

Discover senseFly’s new video and enjoy the adventure of mapping. Where will you map next?

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We welcome our new French reseller: Airinov

We welcome our new French reseller: Airinov

28.02.2014

Airinov is a French company mainly dedicated to Agriculture and Agronomy.

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The eBee is proud to be part of the “ReMap Lima” project

The eBee is proud to be part of the “ReMap Lima” project

21.02.2014

Researchers from the DPU, CASA and Swiss NGO, Drone Adventures, have joined forces with local partners on ReMap Lima, an action research project exploring a participatory approach to mapping.

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Media coverage

Press Area

Publications


Putting stock in your survey

February 2014 | Geoconnexion International Magazine

 

How accurate is uav surveying for determining stockpile volumes? Bernhard draeyer and christoph strecha took up the challenge of comparing uav imagery with lidar scans to see how they matched up.

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Swinglet CAM exploring the Medieval City of Merv, on the Silk Roads of Central Asia


Swinglet CAM exploring the Medieval City of Merv, on the Silk Roads of Central Asia

Authors: Tim Williams, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom

This paper presents an interesting use case of the swinglet CAM for an archaeological project where the use of satellite or photogrammetry airplanes was not satisfying. It demonstrates and discusses how to create effective digital terrain models (DTM) of intricate city surface landscapes with shallow mounds and depressions.

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Photogrammetric Performance of an Ultralightweight Swinglet UAV


Photogrammetric Performance of an Ultralightweight Swinglet UAV

Authors: Vallet, J., Panissod, F., Strecha, C., and Tracol, M. Presented at: UAV-g 2011 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zürich, Switzerland

This paper is the first one to systematically compare results obtained with a swinglet CAM + Postflight Service powered by Pix4D to those obtained with a professional LIDAR carried onboard a manned helicopter. The main conclusion is that the accuracy of the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) based on swinglet CAM images taken at 150m height is in the range of 10-15cm.

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The Accuracy of Automatic Photogrammetric Techniques on Ultra-light UAV Imagery


The Accuracy of Automatic Photogrammetric Techniques on Ultra-light UAV Imagery

Authors: Küng, O., Strecha, C., Beyeler, A., Zufferey, J.-C., Floreano, D., and Fua, P. Presented at: UAV-g 2011 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zürich, Switzerland

This paper provides a description of the algorithms developed by Pix4D that are underlying the automatic 3D reconstruction of scenes using images taken by the swinglet CAM. It also shows how the accuracy of the resulting 2D and 3D maps varies in function of the altitude.

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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.

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