Tag Archive for: Drones & Aerospace

New project for Perspective Robotics / Fotokite

Perspective Robotics AG of Zurich – better known as Fotokite – was founded in 2014 and specializes in offering safe and simple solutions in the field of high-tech aerial photography, e.g. for firefighting, journalism or sports. The international team based in Zurich and Syracuse, NY, currently consists of 20 engineers, most of whom are from the ETH Zurich area.

Radiate Engineering is looking forward to partnering with Perspective Robotics for a first project.

The Airborne Wind Energy project “ftero” takes flight thanks to the sponsorship of Radiate

Environment-conscious action and thinking has become quite important in recent years. The team around the ETH Zurich engineers from “ftero” has set itself the goal of developing an Airborne Wind Energy System – from the idea to an optimized prototype.

The students show with their project that the questions of the future energy supply can not only be answered by conventional technologies. The ftero focus project will be carried out at CMASLab, ETH Zurich, and will be presented to the public for the first time at the roll-out at ETH Zurich on 31.05.2017. In addition to the early prototypes, the first functional models LARA 1 and LARA 2 as well as the carbon wing CLARA will be introduced.

Radiate Engineering is the proud official bronze sponsor of the project and is happy about the success of ftero!

Cargo drone successfully launched a Logistics & Distribution fair

Logistics & Distribution is the national industry event in Switzerland for intralogistics, distribution and e-logistics.

At this year’s show, a group of companies, including Radiate Engineering, successfully presented a new concept for a Swiss cargo drone. The concept was developed in cooperation with the companies AirRails, HS Composite und WiDV under the leadership of the Schweizerischer Verband Ziviler Drohnen (SVZD).

The new cargo drone is designed for the fast transport of smaller packages up to 2.5 kg and flies within optimized air corridors with a traveling speed of 60 km/h. All the safety systems required by The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) are on board. The drone is operated by an easy to use and safe app on the smartphone.

Overall, the cargo drone is ideal for B2B applications and was therefore met with great interest from the industry at the Logistics & Distribution fair.

Further information on the new cargo drone can be requested by mail to info@drohnenverband.ch from the two board members Reto Büttner and Severin Leuenberger of the Schweizerischer Verband Ziviler Drohne.

Radiate is very happy to be part of the successful launch of this project, which will hopefully be a lot of fun in the future!