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Antton Peña

MA work

Flock: Prosocial Flights for Drones

We will soon be surrounded by drones. Companies like Google, Amazon or UPS are developing plans to spread the technology, while some individuals in the UK Government have publicly shown interest in it. There is a big effort to develop the tangible technology to make the robots independent, but the industry is forgetting the main stakeholder: the citizens.

Drones are noisy, unpredictable and could be scary. Nowadays, drones are unable to understand the impact they can have on the people on the ground.

Flock is a pro-social drone management platform that understands where the population is, calculates the impact a flight will have on the people on the ground, and proposes flight paths for drones that minimise this impact. The platform uses big data to understand population distribution and calculate the flight impact.

Flock will enable drones to understand humans, making machines more respectful towards the ones that matter the most, us.

Find out more about the project at flyflock.org


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Global Innovation Design, 2015

  • Basque by birth, cosmopolitan at heart. I’m a designer who is constantly exploring different disciplines in order to create impact distinct areas.

    I've just graduated from the Global Innovation Design double Master's programme. GID is run by the Royal College of Art (RCA) and Imperial College London. The programme is a journey around the world, with significant time spent in London, Tokyo and New York where we are immersed in different cultures and multiple design, technology and business disciplines.

    Through my work, I aim to inspire; to show that things can be different, better. I do that by juxtaposing different fields, such as gastronomy and electronic engineering, water sports and business, anthropology and robotics.

    Although imagining the future (that’s my job!) takes most of my time, I also love climbing, skiing, canyoning and spelunking.

  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial Design Engineering, Mondragon University; MA Global Innovation Design, Royal College of Art, 2015; MSc Global Innovation Design, Imperial College, 2015; Diploma in Global Innovation Design, Pratt Institute; Diploma in Global Innovation Design, Keio University
  • Experience

  • Designer, Scentee, Tokyo, 2014; Junior designer and team leader, Audi AG/Esiste GmbH, Munich, 2012–13; Surface designer, Esiste SLR, Torino, 2012; Design internship, Seat Design Center, Barcelona, 2011; Communications internship, Mondragon University, Mondragon, 2010–11
  • Exhibitions

  • Skytech, Business Design Center, London, 2015; Tokyo Designers Week, Tokyo, 2014; Tokyo Olympics 2020, AXIS, Tokyo, 2014; Rio Tinto Sports Challenge, Imperial College, London, 2014; Mercat de Idees, BCD, Barcelona, 2011; Etorkizuneko Ideiak, ISEA, Mondragon, 2011
  • Awards

  • Intel Make It Wearable Award, 2014; BCD: Mercat de Idees Award, 2011; ISEA: Etorkizuneko Ideiak Award, 2010