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Flavio Fontana is a Ph.D. candidate at the Robotics and Perception Group. His research interest is in vision based agile quadrotor flight. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in mechanical engineering from ETH Zürich in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

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.