• TU Delft becomes second in first autonomous drone race

    TU Delft becomes second in first autonomous drone race

    The MAV-lab team of students and researchers has become second in the first ever autonomous drone race, which took place Wednesday Oct. 12 in Daejeon, South Korea. Drone races are a new popular phenomenon. Typically, […]

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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 – 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

    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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  • BERISUAS International Test - UAS in Maritime Incident Response

    BERISUAS International Test – UAS in Maritime Incident Response

    On Saturday, June 18th the first international test with deploying an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to aid in combating an incident onboard a ship will take place on the Westerschelde. The small unmanned aircraft will […]

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  • Cyber Zoo Opened

    Cyber Zoo Opened

    The opening of the TU Delft Cyber Zoo was Wednesday 5th of March. The Cyber Zoo is a new research and test laboratory for flying and walking swarm robots. Read more on http://www.tudelft.nl/en/current/latest-news/article/detail/cyber-zoo-nieuw-lab-tu-delft-met-vliegende-en-kruipende-robots/

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  • Flapping Wing Modelling

    Flapping Wing Modelling

    Model identification of small flapping wing vehicles with unsteady aerodynamics requires new approaches. Publications 2013 J. V. Caetano, C. C. de Visser, B. D. W. Remes, C. De Wagter, E. {Van Kampen}, and M. Mulder, […]

     
  • Swarm Exploration with Pocketdrones

    Swarm Exploration with Pocketdrones

    The aim of this project is to investigate and design an autonomous swarm of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)to do multi-robot exploration of an unstructured indoor environment. These so called pocket drones are small quadroters with […]

     
  • IMAV 2016

    IMAV 2016

    In the week of October 17-21, the Micro Air Vehicle lab participated in the IMAV 2016 conference and competitions, which took place at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), in China. This year, the competitions […]

     
  • TU Delft becomes second in first autonomous drone race

    TU Delft becomes second in first autonomous drone race

    The MAV-lab team of students and researchers has become second in the first ever autonomous drone race, which took place Wednesday Oct. 12 in Daejeon, South Korea. Drone races are a new popular phenomenon. Typically, […]

     
  • IR9523 IRIDIUM MODULE

    Open Source Iridium Communcation Carrier Released

    The MavLab released v1.0 of their Iridium Satellite communication Module. The module was used by http://www.delftacopter.nl with great success during the 2016 Outback Medical Challenge. Visit https://github.com/tudelft/iridium/ for the hardware, firmware and tools.

     
  • 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) […]

     
  • DELFTACOPTER - Outback Medical Express

    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 […]

     
  • Author: Kirk Scheper

    Guest Lecture: Prof. Guszti Eiben and The First Robotic Baby

    Professor Guszti Eiben from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be coming to our faculty at 10:00 on the 18th of March to give a one hour guest lecture on the topic “The world’s first real […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Extremely light-weight Autonomous MAVs

    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. […]