Robotics showcase

Robotics showcase

‘The future of drones’

The robotics showcase is a unique occasion to discover amazing machines, witness spectacular flying tests and demonstrations, and learn all about this fascinating field of robotics.

The exhibition’s purpose is to showcase not only the developments born out of EPFL labs, but also that of its whole ecosystem.

What are the latest scientific developments in drone technology? What impact will they have on our daily lives? What are its practical applications, from wind harvesting to humanitarian work, agriculture or automated delivery?

Visitors to the showcase will be able to discover all the answers to these questions and much more.


The showcase takes place in the MED building.
It is aimed at the general public, with certain booths more suitable for visitors over 12 years of age.

Showcase schedule

Saturday 1 September

Sunday 2 September



Based at the EPFL CHILI Lab, the Cellulo Project is aiming to design and build the pencils of the future’s classroom, in the form of robots. It imagines these as swarm robots, each of them very simple and affordable, that reside on large paper sheets that contain the learning activities. 


This organization is the first accreditation body that certifies professional and industrial drones from A to Z, according to the European regulations in force.


Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for inaccessible places. By allowing drones to be used safely inside cities, buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs.

Foldaway Haptics

In a world where haptic interfaces are either bulky and expensive or  simplistic, Foldaway Haptics is innovating by developing ultra-portable and low cost origami haptic interfaces.


InVoli builds the infrastructure allowing tomorrow’s drone revolution, ensuring their safe integration into today’s aviation world and avoiding collisions with aircraft. It offers an online platform, which gathers data on the position of every flying object in the sky, manned or unmanned.


MIRobotics strives to invent and introduce modular, man-packable inspection and monitoring robots into fish farming and environmental monitoring, contributing to a healthier environment. The flagship of the technological innovation is the bio-inspired, low disturbance and long endurance robot.

Motion Pilot

MotionPilot features a drone, first person view goggles and the motion controller. We packed MotionPilot with features to make it intutive and fun. With MotionPilot, you control the drone by moving your hand. Simple as pie!


Picterra platform combines Earth Observation imagery and deep learning with human interaction to deliver structured insights from a large volume of aerial and satellite images. It detects and classifies objects, identifies trends and patterns over an area and period of interest and reveals previously not accessible information. 


Pix4D’s advanced photogrammetry software uses the images captured by drones to generate 3D models and maps, such as professional orthomosaics, point clouds, 3D models and more. 


RELASYS is EPFL based startup intended to facilitate the procedure for evaluating the performance of the drone’s on-board Sense-and-Avoid (S&A) system. It provides the private and academic clients with tailor-made integrated test facility to evaluate the performance of onboard S&A for small drones.


As the UK’s largest drone data provider for large complex infrastructure projects, SenSat conducts accurate topographical surveys using autonomous mapping drones. 


senseFly proven drone solutions simplify the collection and analysis of geospatial data, allowing professionals in surveying, agriculture, engineering and humanitarian aid. senseFly is the commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group.

swiss aeropole

swiss aeropole aims to play a significant role in the aeronautics, aerospace and autonomous solution sector. It is a birthplace of the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse. From project setup to growth stage, swiss aeropole gears up to integrate new high-tech companies end of 2018.


The Tech4Impact initiative is a key instrument to increase the social and environmental impact of EPFL in the fields of teaching, research and innovation, with the ultimate aim of becoming a major project for societal change in the academic environment.

Upperview Prod.

Pioneers of drone aerial photography since 2011, Upperview Prod has set up a structure to help farmers, wildlife guards and volunteer hunters to save fawns through their drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras.


Windshape aims to boost the drone industry by making development easier and more accurate but also by providing new certification methods. A variety of solutions, from the small wind generator to the highly customised wind facility are available.