My name is Antoine Beyeler. I am a multi-disciplinary engineer and entrepreneur with a PhD in flying robotics and interests in software, aviation, photography, generative art, plotters, and home automation. I live in Lausanne, Switzerland 🇨🇭.

With a few friends, I co-founded senseFly in 2009, which soon became the leader of fixed-wing mapping drones for surveyors, farmers, humanitarians and many others. Until my departure in 2018, I lead as CTO a team of up to 45 engineers and developed multiple generations of end-to-end mapping drone systems. I am now involved in advisory capacity with several start-ups in the Geneva region.

Like my skills, my contributions to generative art lean on the technical rather than the artistic side 👨‍💻. Among other things, I created and maintain two open-source projects for plotter generative artists:

  • vpype: a Swiss-Army-knife CLI to generate, manage, process, and convert vector graphic files for plotters,
  • vsketch: a Python plotter generative art framework and workflow automation tool.

When I am not at the computer, you may find me piloting a helicopter 🚁 or behind the camera 📷 on my travels.


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