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15 May 2019|

Aero41 develops a drone for the protection of crops

Located in the canton of Vaud, halfway between the Valais and Vaud vineyards, close to the technological hubs at the forefront of robotics and IT technology of the future, Aero41 is a new structure created to develop drone-based crop protection in Switzerland.

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6 May 2019|

Switzerland takes the lead around the safe integration of drones

As industry and regulatory stakeholders across Europe work to establish a framework for pan-European drone regulations, some countries and regions have taken the lead in terms of establishing how manned and unmanned aircraft will be able to safely interact.

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6 May 2019|

Start-up INVOLI receives the PERL innovation trophy

INVOLI, a start-up specializing in the integration of UAVs in air traffic, won the award for most innovative company of the year.

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19 March 2019|

Drones will have to be registered to fly

In order to increase air traffic safety and with the upcoming implementation of U-Space, all drones weighing more than 250 grams will have to be registered in a federal registry to fly.

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13 November 2018|

Drone company Flyability raises 11 million dollars

Flyability announces the closing of an 11 million dollar fundraiser, bringing the total amount raised by the company to 16 million dollars since its founding in 2014.

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30 October 2018|

EPFL researchers develop small flying robots able to pull objects up to 40 times their weight

Researchers from EPFL and Stanford have developed small drones that can land and then move objects up to 40 times their weight with the help of powerful winches, gecko adhesives and microspines.

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1 August 2018|

EPFL researchers develop drone that deforms upon impact

Drawing inspiration from insects, EPFL scientists have designed a new type of drone that is flexible enough to absorb shocks without breaking before returning to its original shape.

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15 June 2018|

Medical delivery drones take off in Switzerland

The Swiss Post has partnered with drone manufacturer Matternet to transport lab samples via BVLOS flights between two Bern hospitals.

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