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about   roboloon

Our vision is to

create an aerial robotic ecosystem 

that is sustainable and peaceful

and which anyone can call for help 

- instantly, at the touch of a button.

roboloon is a so called Transfer- and Founding Venture (German: Transfer- und Gründerunternehmung - TGU) at the TTI - Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH of the University of Stuttgart, Germany. As such we are also affiliated to the Institute of Flight Mechanics and Flight Control (iFR) at the University of Stuttgart.

Our goal is to take ancient lighter-than-air technology to create autonomous aerial robots that can overcome the biggest hurdles of todays civil drone technology: flight-time and safety, without compromising for maneuverability.

Creating airship drones today means deep tech and a strong focus on software for us.

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Pala Ahmed

Co-Founder | Business

As a mechanical engineer with focus on multi-body dynamics and technology management, Pala was previously responsible for the autopilot and now propels our business with a deep understanding of its technological framework.

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Sebastian Gieray

Co-Founder | Software

Control engineer who comes directly from the aerospace industry. Together with his passion for FPV drones, Sebastian takes care of our software.


Jajnabalkya Guhathakurta


Software engineer with 8 years experience in R&D of real time image processing and also a vetted entrepreneur.

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Christof Hohmann

Co-Founder |  UAV Systems

With hands-on experience in all kinds of mechatronic systems, from electric cars to nanotechnology, and a degree in Autonomous Systems, Chris is the tinkerer and handyman who powers the assembly of our airships.


Dr. Daniel Wibbing


Working at Festo for more than 16 years, Daniel is an expert in automation technology and also brings in many years of experience in the domain of  lighter-than-air technology.

Technical Team

Mark Summers

Special Projects | Materials

Having built RC airships for over a decade, Mark has become an expert on 3D printing, hull materials, glues and ultra light weight structures.

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Ziyong Zheng

Autopilot Development

Ziyong is studying Autonomous Systems at the University of Stuttgart. In his master’s thesis he is focusing on advancing the control allocation of the airship’s flight controller. 


Prof. Walter Fichter

Flight Mechanics & Control

Professor at the Institute of Flight Mechanics & Control (iFR) at the University of Stuttgart. He is supporting unmanned aircraft and airship projects.

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