Caltech Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) is now the home of WindShaper 1 (as named by Prof. Mory Gharib, director of GALCIT). Caltech, rated as one of the best research institutions in the world and constantly making the history of technology, is now equipped with the most advanced laboratory for autonomous systems. Today is certainly the beginning of a new era in drone research and development.
There are no words strong enough for describing our excitement at this precise moment of WindShape existence. After one year of intensive work from the prototype to the product, our engineers successfully delivered the first of its kind real wind & weather facility for drone research. Watch below the timelapse of the CAST construction, including the assembly process of WindShaper 1.
The Drone Days at EPFL last week were a beautiful opportunity to show people our new demonstrator. Visitors understood our aim: giving researchers, regulators, and industries data that was impossible to obtain until now. Our demonstrator didn’t just blow wind on drones. Adults and children came into the setup and felt the sheer power of our wind. We would like to thank EPFL and all those involved in the organization of this event. Thanks also to all the visitors… See you soon for more!
This summer we are going to install our first facility at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH). The facility will include 180 modules and will stand in the new laboratory called the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST). With over 1500 fans, there will be a testing section of more than 10 m2.
Last week, our engineers went to Zurich, to do some tests at ETH.
Now, you can also follow our activities on twitter.