Skye: The Omnidirectional Spherical Blimp

Look out for the ETH-designed blimp, Skye, in the air above the Bay Area Science Festival.

Event Details


Cal State East Bay, USS Hornet and AT&T Park
San Francisco, California United States


October 26, 2013 - November 03, 2013

View photos from NerdNite at Sea

View photos from Discovery Days at Cal State East Bay

Skye —a project of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH)—combines the elegant and energy efficient flight of a blimp with the precise handling of a quadrocopter. Thanks to its symmetrical mechanical design and integrated camera system, Skye can orient itself in any direction to film the world from its eye in the sky.

swissnex San Francisco invites Bay Area Science Festival attendees to journey along with the flying robot at various events, talk to the students who conceived the blimp, and even remotely control Skye from the ground.


October 26, 2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discovery Days
Cal State East Bay, Hayward

October 30, 2013
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
NerdNite at Sea
USS Hornet, San Francisco

November 2, 2013
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Discovery Days
AT&T Park, San Francisco

This event is part of the official program of the Bay Area Science Festival (BASF).



Photo: Myleen Hollero

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