Autonomous Drone

    Design and production of drone swarm charging system

    I took the mechanical design development from initial idea on paper through to mass production. Early stages or product development included rapid prototyped lasercut sheets as charging stations for ergonomic and usability analysis. Detailed tolerancing design was required to ensure that drones could take off from the trays and for charging interface to work in high volume production.

    Industrial Design of autonomous drone charging system and drone
    I led the development of industrial drone autonomous charging system. We tested with cardboard mock-ups and refined the prototype with off the shelf drones to validate our concepts. We then developed custom hardware to test the charging interface with hundreds of landing tests to make sure the landing controls strategy accomodated for every landing context.
    I took lead on the industrial design of the warehouse drone. We ran through several iterations of the foam design, taking into consideration finalized internal hardware footprints and yet to be finalized components.

Verity Studios AG Duration   2 years 8 months

Date   Jan. 2017 - Feb. Oct. 2019

Skills Gained / Used   Sheet metal fabrication; Vacuum Forming; GD&T
Mechanical Engineering; Hardware design;
Project Management; Project Lead; Agile Development Sprints;
Assembly line design; QA processes;


  Yuki is an Innovation Designer and Technologist working on creating products and experiences that create positive futures. He is a Design Researcher at the EPFL+ECAL Lab, where he is working on Digital Innovation to bring emerging technologies from the research labs at EPFL to people who need it. Yuki is a graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, holding an MA and MSc in Innovation Design and Engineering and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursing a Masters of Advanced Studies at EPFL and ECAL in Design Research in Digital Innovation. He is passionate about using Design Thinking and Human Centred Design to create positive impact. Since his childhood he was inspired by technology and design. He is also interested in start-ups and getting new ideas to market. He is a Design London Fellow, which allowed him to attend Executive MBA lectures at Imperial Business School and to work on projects along side MBA students. With the Lines team he was fortunate to attend the European Innovation Academy and the Intel Make it Wearable Challenge to learn about patents, marketing, business and design.