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  • DelFly Micro

    Ph.D. position on “Bio-inspired control and design of flapping wing MAVs” at TU Delft

    The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, announces a vacancy for one Ph.D. student within the project: Bio-inspired control and design of flapping wing MAVs Description of the project: The […]

     
  • 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 […]