The Automatic Control Laboratory (IfA) at ETH Z├╝rich has been involved in kite power research since 2010 through the work of doctoral researcher Aldo Zgraggen.

Using small scale prototypes, the dynamics of airborne wind energy systems are studied and modeled. With this insight automatic control strategies are developed and tested.

Dr. Colin Jones was part of the project as a senior researcher at IfA until the end of 2011 and since then he is involved as an assistant professor at EPFL.

In 2012, Dr. Lorenzo Fagiano and our group started a collaboration in the field of automatic control for flexible wings. During 2011 and 2012 he was leading a project about airborne wind energy at UCSB, California. Since the end of 2012, Dr. Lorenzo Fagiano joined us here at ETH.