RECENT NEWS

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WindShape on Swiss Television

WindShape, HEPIA, and HES-SO are featured in this documentary on Swiss Televison about Switzerland as Home of Drones....

Flyability Elios 2 is here

  Elios 2 from Flyability was launched this week. It was tested for aerodynamics performance in our laboratory using a WindShape facility.Antonino Sidoti, R&D leader at Flyability, was at AUVSI - Xponential showing proudly the new product, while he was in our lab a...

Invited to Chicago AUVSI – Xponential to Talk about the Weather

Our lab and WindShape have been invited to share their thoughts about assessing drone (UAS/UAM) performance in adverse weather conditions at AUVSI/Xponential, the annual international conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems (Chicago, April 29 - May 4 2019). The...

WindShape Instrument among World’s Top Research Facilities

Caltech features its major research facilities worldwide - including WindShape drone aerodynamics facility, the Higgs Boson detector (CMS) at LHC (Geneva), the Hawaï Keck telescopes, the space telescope NuSTAR (aimed at black holes), and many others....

WindShape partners with New York

WindShape, a startup from our lab, in partnership with the New York State UAS Test Site, TruWeather Solutions and the NUAIR Alliance, used industry-leading micro-weather stimulations to test the impact of wind on the air worthiness and performance of various types of...

Simone Origone @ Mach 0.25

Simone Origone is speed skiing World Champion 2019. He was in our wind tunnel a few months ago for the little tweaks needed to be at the top. The speed world record could not be beaten as the track had to be shortened because of rough conditions.

WindShape @ CES 2019

WindShape, a startup from our laboratory at HES-SO, has been invited by Switzerland to showcase its wind & weather technology for drones at CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 8-11). WindShape is being supported by the State of Geneva, House of Switzerland, and the Swiss...

Let it Snow

hepia and WindShape were at WSL Laboratory for Avalanches and Snow Research SLF to test out the feasibility of running a WindShaper at cold temperatures (-10 degrees Celsius) and seed dendritic snow (produced artificially by SLF) on a free-flying drone.

WindShape at NCCR Robotics Day

WindShape (a startup from our lab at HES-SO Geneva - hepia) was invited at NCCR Robotics, where the top robotic technologies in Switzerland were showcased. National Counselor, Philippe LEUBA, had a chance of witnessing the caldron of innovations, in particular those...

WindShape @ BostonGlobe-MIT-Harvard HUBWeek

WindShape  (a startup from our lab at HES-SO Geneva - hepia) is showcasing its wind & weather facility in Boston during HUBWeek 2018 - an innovation festival that was started 4 years ago by MIT, Harvard, and The Boston Globe among others.    Find...

Snowboarding/Skiing Aerodynamics is back!

It is snow season again. The French Ski Federation is back in the wind tunnel for rebooting his/her skiers and snowboarders.   Manon Petit Lenoir  Marie Bauchet, Paralympic Gold Medalist

HydroContest

The Swiss Team from HES-SO Fribourg wins the light boat competition. HydroContest is an international student competition organized by Hydros.ch, to sensibilize younger generations to energy efficiency concepts in marine transportation. Students from Fribourg...

senseFly eBee X is here

In the last year, our laboratory has setup a state-of-the-art wind tunnel bench for developing the now-named senseFly eBee X. The experiments were run in the historical aeronautics-grade wind tunnel at ETHZ. The extensive campaign and long hours paid off and resulted...

New York 2018 Symposium – Weather Impact on Drones

We have been invited as panelists on the drone Weather Impact session for the 2018 New York UAS Symposium on Sept 11-12, 2018. Other colleague panelists will include Dr. Bill Mahoney, NCAR Associate Director and Director of the Research Applications Laboratory...

XXI Century Aerodynamics

At the International Symposium on Flow Visualization at ETH Zürich (June 2018), Streamwise, Vectoflow and WindShape (a startup from our lab at HES-SO Geneva - hepia) showcased their technology and gave us a glimpse on how aerodynamics will be done in the...

WindShape at World Economic Forum with Swiss President Doris Leuthard

On June 24-26 2018, WindShape (a startup from our lab at HES-SO Geneva - hepia) was invited by House of Switzerland to showcase its technology at the World Economic Forum (WEF) first Drone Innovators Newtwork workshop. Switzerland President Doris Leuthard was master...