Brussels/Zurich – The EU Commission is supporting Perspective Robotics from the Greater Zurich Area to the tune of EUR 2.5 million. These funds will enable the start-up to develop its "Fotokite" aerial photography drones for public safety applications.

 

Fotokite aerial photography drone from Greater Zurich

According to an article by the Zurich-based start-up on LinkedIn, Perspective Robotics will receive subsidies worth EUR 2.5 million as part of the EU's SME Horizon 2020 Program.

With Fotokite, Perspective Robotics has developed a wire-guided drone that can take aerial photo and video shots. These can be streamed in real-time. Perspective Robotics will use the fresh funds to develop its drones. The company wants to use the drones for applications in the area of public safety and to support firefighters in operational situations.

Perspective Robotics was founded in 2014 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. At the beginning of the year the large Swiss bank Credit Suisseinvested a seven-digit sum in the start-up. Last year Perspective Robotics has also found support in the USA and was awarded the GENIUS NY funding program’s 1 million dollar grand-prize investment.

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