At the Drone Grand Prix Laax, the HSR Hochschule für Technik will offer a versatile supporting programme for drone enthusiasts not far from the race track. HSR’s drone research will show current projects at information stands and offer virtual reality drone flights. Visitors will also be able to test their own flying skills with mini drones.

Before the afternoon race around the Crap Sogn Gion at the main races of the DCL is really about it, the HSR invites drone enthusiasts and other interested parties to learn more about the current drone research at the HSR, to inform themselves about the exhibited drone prototypes such as drone hunters or radiation search drones and to talk to HSR engineers about the latest trends in drone technology.

At a second stand, the HSR will also provide information on what needs to be studied in order to work on future air, land and water drones. Anyone who finds it too cold outside can also take a first-person drone flight over the HSR campus in Rapperswil and Lake Zurich with virtual reality glasses on their head.

In the drone fun park right next to the race track, operated by the drone flight school Dracer, young and old can also complete their own drone flight training with mini drone and prove their skills.

The programme is rounded off by interesting lectures by drone experts. For example, Dr. Yves Bühler from the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research will give an insight into the possible applications of drones for research in high alpine terrain, and Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes will show how HSR research is working on a human-machine interface that will intuitively enable communication between humans and machines.

Friday 11.00 – 15.00 h & Saturday 11.00 – 15.00 h
Info stand: Drone research at the HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
Information stand: VR flight via drone over the HSR campus + information about the technical study courses of the HSR

Friday 11.00 – 15.00 o’clock & Saturday 11.00 – 15.00 o’clock
Drone fun park for hobby pilots. Carried out by the HSR partner: Dracer

Friday 14.15 – 14.45 o’clock
Lecture: Development of a human-machine interface standard for drones
Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes, HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Friday 15.00 – 15.30 o’clock
Lecture: Drones for research in the high mountains
Dr. Yves Bühler, WSL – Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF