senseFly is a Swiss company that develops and produces autonomous ultralight flying drones (also called UAVs1) and related software solutions. The technology behind senseFly’s solution first emerged in 2001, when a team of robotic researchers in the Laboratory of Intelligence Systems at EPFL5 (a leading research organization in robotics and artificial intelligence, http://lis.epfl.ch) began investigating the control and navigation strategies of flying insects. This pioneering research enabled the development of a highly integrated autopilot employing smart control strategies similar to those found in flies and bees. In 2008, this autopilot was integrated into an ultralight flying wing, reproducing all the advantages of insects: efficient, elegant, lightweight, elementary, smart. In late 2009, these researchers teamed up with a surveying engineer and a professional pilot to found senseFly and, shortly after, launched the swinglet CAM flying drone for aerial imagery acquisition and mapping. Since then, the founders have been pioneering the field of miniature and bio-inspired flying drones for mapping and GIS applications.
October 14th, 2013 - senseFly marks a historic milestone
October 8th, 2013 - senseFly Releases Drone Swarm Technology for Mapping
May 29th, 2013 - Drones provide humanitarian aid in Haiti
October 10th, 2012 - Advanced yet inherently harmless UAV that fits in a carry-on