Collision-tolerance for indoors and contact flights

Company: Flyability

Website: www.flyability.com

Address: EPFL Innovation Park Bldg C, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact: Patrick Thévoz (Tel:+41 79 428 66 39, Patrick.thevoz(at)flyability.com)

 

Company profile:

Flyability is a Swiss company developing the world’s first collision-tolerant flying robot. Spin-off of EPFL and incorporated in 2014, it currently employs 6 full-time employees. Its patented solution allows to fly in complex environments while being safe for humans and the infrastructure. Flyability is focusing on the inspection of infrastructures in Oil & Gas and for transport infrastructures (bridges, tunnels …).

By allowing a safe exploration of places impossible to access before or only with costly staging or rope access, Flyability is opening a wide range of new applications for drone-based inspections.

 

Technology description:

Flyability developed the world’s first collision-tolerant flying robot, allowing to operate in any type of complex environment, especially indoors and inside structures like tanks, chimneys, … It allows flying in cluttered places impossible to reach with conventional drones and allows flying in contact in order to get a high-resolution image of surfaces. Moreover, with its protective frame, it is safe to fly close to humans and does not risk damaging its surroundings.

 

 

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