senseFly and EPFL Lab awarded euRobotics TechTransfer Award

08.04.2013 03:04

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The Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) and senseFly S.A. win the 10th euRobotics Technology Transfer Award, which was presented during the Eurpean Robotics Forum 2013 in Lyon, France.

The European Robotics Forum 2013 was a meeting point for several hundred scientists, companies and robotics officials from the European Commission. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for the companies and researchers to meet and interact in workshops and seminars in order to expand their networks, gather the latest relevant information, and build new business and collaborations thereby strengthening the potential of European robotics.

One highlight of the event is the euRobotics TechTransfer Award. Winner is a team from Switzerland: The Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) and senseFly S.A.

senseFly, based in Ecublens, was founded at the end of 2009 as a spin-off of the LIS, a leading research organization in robotics and artificial intelligence. In November 2011 senseFly was awarded the CTI Startup Label by the Swiss government. Since summer 2012 senseFly is member of the Parrot group.

senseFly develops, assembles and markets autonomous mini-drones and related software solutions for civil professional applications such as accurate mapping of mining sites, quarries, forests, construction sites, crops, etc. The company counts around 40 employees taking care of R&D, production, marketing and sales.

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