FAI International Drones Conference and Expo

Lausanne, Switzerland,

31 Aug
-
02 Sep 2018

EPFL Drone Days

The FAI International Drones Conference and Expo was part of the EPFL Drone Days 2018.

The EPFL Drone Days included:

  • The FAI International Drones Conference and Expo (incl. DRONEMASTERS Meetup and Drone Innovators Session)
  • The EPFL Robotics Showcase
  • The EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2018

The EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) is a renowned engineering college, research institute and centre for excellence in robotics research and innovation. A public institution founded in 1969, it is one of the world’s leading technological universities. It covers disciplines ranging from Basic Sciences to Engineering and Architecture.

Programme overview

DAY 1 – FRIDAY 31 AUGUST

Conference

14:00 – 18:00

Expo (public)

13:00 – 18:00

EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2018 (public)

14:00 – 18:00

DRONEMASTERS MeetUp

18:00 – 19:00

DAY 2 – SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Conference

9:00 – 17:30

Expo (public)

10:00 – 18:00

EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2018 (public)

10:00 – 18:00 / 19:00 – 22:00

EPFL Robotics Showcase (public)

10:00 -18:00

DAY 3 – SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Expo (public)

10:00 – 18:00

Drone Innovators Session

10:30 – 12:30

EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2018 (public)

09:30 - 17:00

EPFL Robotics Showcase (public)

10:00 – 18:00

EPFL Robotics Showcase

The EPFL robotics showcase was 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 was 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 were able to discover all the answers to these questions and much more.

EPFL Drone Racing Cup

The 2018 edition of the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo included the EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2018, which was part of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup series 2018.

As such it attracted the best pilots in the world and provided a fantastic display of top-level drone racing, open to all those who attended the conference.

It also marked the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo as a truly unique event that combined the excitement of world-class drone racing with learned discussion AND fascinating exhibits.