Meet the Innovators Under 35

Lorenz Meier, PX4; ETH Zurich

2017 Innovator Under 35: An open-source autopilot for drones

Lorenz Meier, Founder; Pioneer Fellow, PX4; ETH Zurich

Robotics will be driven by software ecosystems, which are necessary to connect the robots from different manufacturers to services in the cloud. I founded the Pixhawk project in 2008 and I maintain full-time a number of widely adopted aerial robotics open-source and open hardware projects, including PX4 (autopilot software and hardware), MAVLink, and QGroundControl (cross-platform ground control station). These projects form the Dronecode software ecosystem for aerial robotics.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.