Lucas Waelti



GR A2 465 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 21 693 18 32

[email protected]

Short Biography

I am a Ph.D. student at DISAL working on the inspection of infrastructural assets using autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). I worked on the subject of autonomous drone-based inspections for elevator shafts during my master’s thesis at the Schindler New Technologies Office and my first year at DISAL. I received my M.Sc. degree in robotics in 2020 and my B.Sc. degree in micro-engineering in 2017 from EPFL. More information about me can be found below:

Research interests and projects

My research interests include autonomous robotics, navigation, perception, multi-robot systems, embedded systems, simulation, and machine learning. My research focuses mainly on implementing a multi-robot system capable of inspecting an infrastructural asset by autonomously providing relevant observations.

Research page: 


Lumped Drag Model Identification and Real-Time External Force Detection for Rotary-Wing Micro Aerial Vehicles

L. C. Wälti; A. Martinoli 

2024. 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Yokohama, May 13-17, 2024.