• DelFly Nimble in hovering flight. Credits: Henri Werij, TU Delft.

    DelFly Nimble

    The DelFly Nimble, a new bio-inspired robot developed by MAVLab and employed for insect-flight research, is featured on the cover of the September 14 issue of the Science magazine.

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  • First Anti-Drone Race

    DroneClash To incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 13 February the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone […]

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  • Autonomous SPHERES drone learns how "to see" in zero gravity

    Drone learns “to see” in zero-gravity

    During an experiment performed on board of the International Space Station (ISS) a small drone successfully learned by itself to see distances using only one eye, reported scientists at the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) […]

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  • DELFTACOPTER – Outback Medical Express

    DELFTACOPTER is a hybrid electric UAV with exceptional efficiency both in hovering and fast forward flight. It is equipped with state of the art on-board stereoscopic wide field of view computer vision. The design combines the […]

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  • See distances with one eye

    New theory allows drones to see distances with one eye

    A new theory has been published that allows drones to see distances with a single camera. TU Delft’s Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory has found that drones approaching an object with an insect-inspired vision strategy become […]

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  • Extremely light-weight Autonomous MAVs

    Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are becoming ever smaller and lighter. This opens new areas of application, mainly because of the capability to access small spaces. A straightforward example of such an application is building inspection. […]

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  • Evolutionary Robotics

    Evolutionary Robotics for Micro Air Vehicles

    Small robots with limited computational and sensory capabilities are becoming more commonplace. Designing effective behaviour for small robotic platforms to complete complex tasks is a major challenge. A promising methodology to address this problem is […]

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  • DelFly Nimble in hovering flight. Credits: Henri Werij, TU Delft.

    DelFly Nimble

    The DelFly Nimble, a new bio-inspired robot developed by MAVLab and employed for insect-flight research, is featured on the cover of the September 14 issue of the Science magazine.

     
  • Tom van Dijk

    New PhD student: Tom van Dijk

    We are happy to introduce a new PhD student – Tom van Dijk – within the project “PercEvite: Sense and avoid technology for small drones”. Tom recently graduated from Delft University of Technology with a […]

     
  • Paper: Towards a swarm with pocket drones – IROS 2017

    Paper: Towards a swarm with pocket drones – IROS 2017

    In a previous post, we showed that a tiny 40 gram pocket drone can fly autonomously inside a room. Now we stepped it up a notch, by adding another pocket drone in the mix.  This time, they are not only avoiding the obstacles and walls, but also each […]

     
  • Christophe De Wagter at IMAV2017

    3rd place (and more) at the IMAV2017

    With a 3rd place prize, a best paper prize and a best system prize at the 2017 installation of the annual International Micro Air Vehicle (IMAV2017) conference and competition in Toulouse France, we have much […]

     
  • Control of the Cyclone Hybrid UAV

    Control of the Cyclone Hybrid UAV

    Cyclone In cooperation with the dronelab of ENAC in Toulouse, we have developed a hybrid UAV, called ‘Cyclone’. It is hybrid in the sense that it can hover, as well as fly like an airplane. […]

     
  • Towards an autonomous pocket drone for indoor navigation

    Towards an autonomous pocket drone for indoor navigation

    In recent experiments, we were able to show a 40-gram pocket drone flying inside an indoor environment, autonomously, using nothing but a 4-gram stereo-camera. With a new computer vision method, called Edge-FS, the pocket drone […]

     
  • Diana Olejnik

    New PhD student Diana Olejnik

    We are happy to introduce a new PhD student. Diana Olejnik within the project: “Bio-inspired control and design of flapping wing MAVs”. Diana graduated from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland with a […]

     
  • DroneClash announces first two counter-drone measures

    DroneClash announces first two counter-drone measures

    DroneClash, the first ever counter-drone competition, is announcing two of the counter-drone measures that teams must tackle during the game. The DroneClash, which takes place on 4 December in The Netherlands, aims to generate new […]

     
  • New MavLab Students

    New MavLab Students

    Welcome to the MavLab. Before you start, please take some time to read our introduction. It has the links to software, rules, calendars, groups etc. https://svn.lr.tudelft.nl/trac/MAVLAB If you do not have access yet, please send […]

     
  • First Anti-Drone Race

    First Anti-Drone Race

    DroneClash To incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 13 February the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone […]