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Thank you for flying with us, Ingenuity

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory early adopter of digital wind technology for ensuring flight safety of Mars helicopter Ingenuity. Excerpt from NASA-JPL Ingenuity Preflight Press Conference April 9, 2021 Moral of the story: just relax on a beach in Sardinia, watch...

Boeing Early Adopter of Pixelated Wind Technology

In a press release made on May 11, 2021, Boeing showed interest in adopting pixelated wind technology from our laboratory to test autonomous aerial mobility vehicles. Pending the adoption of the Boeing SuperHornet by the Swiss Confederation, Boeing will commit to...

River Rover

  In the context of a project on behalf of the Environmental Directorate of the Canton de Vaud (CH), an autonomous floating vehicle (River Rover) was developed by our laboratory in order to perform a 3D temperature mapping of rivers (for the sake of fish survival...

Making Aerodynamic History

In 1928, Caltech inaugurated its 10-ft wind tunnel, the very first in Southern California. It was inspired by Prandtl's wind tunnel in Göttingen, built in 1909. Theodore von Kàrmàn, who had been Prandtl's doctoral student, was appointed director of the Graduate...

Helping NASA Enable Urban Air Mobility

NASA CAS (Convergent Aeronautics Solutions) has setup a working group to delineate the agency roadmap in the field of Urban Air Mobility in adverse wind and weather conditions. Our laboratory joined the two-day brainstorming session in beautiful Columbus, Ohio on Feb...

1 MCHF for Smart Winds to Certify Drones

HES-SO has been awarded her first BRIDGE Grant as project leader. The goal is to create real environments in which to test and certify drone safety. Our laboratory will be working with Prof Petros Koumoutsakos from ETHZ, who pioneered Machine Learning in fluid...

Expand Your Horizons

Sixty girls age 11-14 were introduced to the wonderful world of air mobility and drones. The day was orgaized by fiteen student volunteers, with the support of our laboratory and WindShape. The goal was to generate awareness among to technical and scientific...

NVIDIA Machine Learning Director Promotes WindShape Technology

Animashree (Anima) Anandkumar,  director for NVIDIA Machine Learning Research and professor at Caltech, promotes WindShape technology for enabling innovative machine learning in real environments. Her speech was given at the Royal Society of London showcasing World's...

Helvets in Tokyo

WindShape was invited by the Swiss Confederation to showcase their technology at Japan's No 1 Technology event, CEATECH 2019. They had to brave mother Nature elements (Hagibis Typhoon) in order to be ready for the event on October 15. On stage, Nicolas Bosson flies a...

WindShape CEO is Switzerland Digital Shaper

Guillaume Catry was named among the 100 most influential people in Digitial Switzerland. https://labs.letemps.ch/interactive/2019/digital-shapers/portrait-guillaume-catry.html Guillaume was also featured on the front page of the HES-SO University of Applied Sciences...

Bullet Woman – 126.5 km/h World Record

Fastest woman-powered vehicle on the planet - 78.6 mph / 126.5 km/h ! Bravo to Ms. Ilona Peltier and her team from IUT-Annecy. Congratulations to the scientists from NeuralConcept for the shape, as well as the students in our lab and at WindShape for the aerodynamics....

WindShape on Swiss Television

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