The challenges in autonomous flight of MAVs derive from the stringent weight and power requirements of MAVs. For example, the DelFly II flapping wing MAV weighs around 16 gram, including battery, sensors, and processing. In the same time, MAVs move rather quickly and have to respond in real time to their environment in order to navigate and explore unkown environments.
- Fully autonomous flight of MAV below 20 grams
- Control of hybrid MAV (= blend of fixedwing + rotorcraft)
- Trained or adaptive control strategies