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Referent: Piotr Esden-Tempski


Piotr Esden-Tempski is an embedded systems engineer, hacker, entrepreneur and innovator.

He develops Open-Source hardware and software and personal micro UAS. Founder and maintainer of libopencm3, Open-BLDC and OpenMulticopter. Core developer of Paparazzi UAS. Founder of Transition Robotics and 1BitSquared. Inventor of the Quadshot.

Piotr Esden-Tempski got involved with personal Drones in 2006 as part of his Diploma thesis. Since then he has continued involvement in the development of new uses for autonomous robotics. In 2008 he was a PHD student at IAS (Intelligent Autonomous Systems) at TU-Munich. In 2010 he left the program to join Joby Energy, a renewable energy company building rigid autonomous tethered airplanes harnessing the energy of the wind. In 2011 together with three friends he founded Transition Robotics, promoting a new mini hybrid UAV platform called the Quadshot. The new platform was the first commercially available vertical takeoff vertical landing fixed wing airframe on the civilian market.

Today Piotr is running 1 Bit Squared a company providing services and hardware to universities and innovators all around the world. Trying to push the boundaries of what is possible with Micro Unmanned Aerial Systems.