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.

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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.