3D Robotics is the leading open unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company. It was founded in 2009 by Chris Anderson (founder of DIY Drones) and Jordi Munoz and today is a professional, venture-backed enterprise with nearly 100 employees across three offices in San Diego (engineering), Berkeley (business and sales) and Tijuana (manufacturing). 3D Robotics designs and manufactures electronics and aerial vehicles, including multicopters and airplanes. It created the open source APM autopilot line, along with the APM:Copter and APM:Plane UAVs (formerly ArduCopter and ArduPlane). It is the commercial sponsor of the DIY Drones community and the exclusive manufacturing partner of the Pixhawk UAV research team at the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).