Our spin-off is supported by the COLLMOT Group at Eötvös University, Department of Biological Physics, Budapest, Hungary.
The COLLMOT Robotic Lab was founded in 2009 with the aim of supporting collective motion research with HW/SW tools (miniature GPS trackers, image processing based position estimation frameworks etc.), data acquisition and data processing solutions and collective robotic development. In 2014 we were the first to present an autonomous outdoor quadrocopter flock with 10 robots, which opened up the application potential of individual or swarming aerial robots.
CollMot Robotics Ltd. was founded in 2015 to exploit the commercial application potential of our drone fleet.
Our fleet currently contains more than 40 quadro- and hexacopters in heterogeneous sizes for a wide selection of aerial measurements, applications, tasks where individual or collective problem solving is necessary. We also rely on a professional mechanic, electronic and robotic laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, and computational power and know-how for data and image processing.
Our team has developed an outstanding scientific, engineering, artistic and business background. Our innovations are characterized by interdisciplinarity: we admire, research and realize complexity, we connect science with art. We combine novelty with precision, we prefer joyful professionalism.
Tamás Vicsek, scientific director
Tamas Vicsek is a Professor of Physics at the Biological Physics Department of Eotvos University and a head of the Statistical and Biological Physics research group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Over the past 35 years he has been involved in doing computational and experimental research on fractals, pattern formation, granular materials, collective motion (bacterial colonies, flocks, crowds, drones) and the and structure and evolution of complex networks. He is a winner of several prestigious prizes and awards. In addition, he has had visiting research positions and professorships at various research institutes and universities, including Emory University, Yale University and the University of Notre Dame. Tamas Vicsek is a fellow of the American Physical Society and member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Gábor Vásárhelyi, CEO
Gábor Vásárhelyi, engineering-phisicists with Junior Prima award, received his PhD from infobionics. After two CTO years at TactoLogic Ltd., in 2009 he joined the COLLMOT group at Eötvös University, Department of Biological Physics as a research fellow and became leader of the robotic lab.
András Vicsek, business advisor
András is CEO and co-founder of Maven7, a startup focusing on business applications for social network analysis. He has a degree in work and organizational psychology from the Eötvös Loránd University of Science in Budapest, and is currently obtaining his PhD at the University of Debrecen. Before founding Maven7 with his partners, he gained vast experience as the head of several HR-focus research projects regarding work stress, motivation, loyalty and employer branding. Andras is experienced in transforming science into products and business. At Maven7 he obtained broad knowledge and experience in fundraising, as well.
Gergő Somorjai, engineering director
Gergő Somorjai, mechanical engineer, received his degree in the field of machine production and design from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He has been involved in the construction, maintenance, design and operation of remoote controlled vehicle models for more than 20 years. After spending several years in the machine industry he became member of the COLLMOT group in 2012.
Krisztina Botos, financial director
Kriszta has been working in the financial and accounting fields for more than 10 years. She has joined many successful innovative projects as financial project manager. She graduated from the Szent István University as agricultural engineer and obtained a degree from the Faculty of Finance, Budapest Business School. She is responsible for CFO duties in our company.
Tamás Nepusz, ICT director
Tamás Nepusz, computer scientist and Pro Scientia medal holder received his PhD degree in the field of intelligent systems from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2009, and then joined the Department of Computer Science in Royal Holloway, University of London as a research fellow in bioinformatics, funded by the Newton International Fellowship of the Royal Society. He returned to Hungary and joined the COLLMOT group in the Department of Biological Physics of Eötvös University in 2011.