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Christian Forster is a PhD student at the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zürich, supervised by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza. His research interests lies in the area of computer vision for robotics.



We developed a new technology that allows a quadrotor to automatically recover and stabilize from any initial condition without relying on external infrastructure like GPS. The technology allows the quadrotor system to be used safely both indoors and out, to recover stable flight after a GPS loss or system failure. And because the recovery is so quick, it even works to recover flight after an aggressive throw, allowing you to launch a quadrotor simply by tossing it in the air like a baseball.