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The world’s smallest autonomous racing drone

The drone racing team of the MAVLab has presented the currently smallest autonomous racing drone in the world.

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MAVLab selected for the next phase of AlphaPilot

We are happy to announce that we are one of the 9 selected teams for the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge!

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How deep neural networks see distances in a single image

TU Delft scientists have uncovered how deep neural networks see distances in a single image. They report on their findings in an article on the public Arxiv repository.

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(CLOSED) Open PhD position: Bringing swarms of tiny drones to the real world

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, announces a vacancy for one Ph.D. student.

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Featured in “de Volkskrant”: “Learning about about animals? Build a robotic version of them”

Dr. ir. Guido de Croon was featured on an article in the major Dutch newspaper, “de Volkskrant”, wherein he discussed the possibilities of learning about animals through robots. Here is a link to the article: https://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/leren-over-dieren-bouw-er-robotversies-van~b92923de/

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DroneClash 2019: high-tension, high tech and good humoured.

Saturday March 16th 2019: heavy rain and strong winds. No matter for the 500 odd people who gathered in Katwijk’s Hangar 2 for DroneClash 2019.

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Drones prepare to do battle with nets, balls and a Tesla Coil at DroneClash 2019 (bright sparks included!)

How do you take down a drone? This is the question being asked at DroneClash 2019 next Saturday 16th March.

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Robust indoor flight by a team of small drones

Teams of autonomous drones could be used in rescue missions, exploration, and more. How can we enable them to fly together safely? We are working on challenges to solve this. Imagine being able to launch several drones into a building and having them come back with relevant information within minutes – all autonomously. For drones […]

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A novel algorithm for emergent patterns by swarms of simple robots

Small robots have limited perception and processing power. This is an inconvenient truth that we have to deal with. With swarm intelligence, however, we can unlock their potential by enabling them to work together. A novel algorithm for emergent behavior In a recently published work, available (open access) on the Swarm Intelligence Journal, we proposed […]

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Delfy Nimble on NPO

The Delfly Nimble was featured on the program “Kleine beestjes: de superhelden van de aarde” (“Small beasts: the superheroes of Earth”) on Dutch national TV. See more here https://www.npostart.nl/VPWON_1297135

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