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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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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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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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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, human pilots compete with each other to finish first, performing high-speed maneuvers while flying challenging circuits. At the IROS 2016 […]

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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) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Although humans effortlessly estimate distances with one eye, it is not clear how we learn this capability, […]

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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 unstable at a specific distance from the object. Turning this weakness into a strength, drones can actually use the timely […]

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Festo BionicANT

Festo BionicANT

The Festo BionicANT program is using the stereo-vision system developed at the MavLab. https://www.festo.com/group/de/cms/10157.htm All details of the BionicANT can be found in Festo’s BionicANT PDF.

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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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DelFly Explorer

DelFly Explorer

TU Delft researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world’s first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself. The uniqueness of this achievement lies in the DelFly Explorer’s very low weight (20 grams, i.e. a few sheets of paper). (read more…)   More Videos: http://www.delfly.nl http://www.tudelft.nl/en/current/latest-news/article/detail/robotlibelle-delfly-explorer-ontwijkt-zelf-obstakels/ http://robohub.org/fully-autonomous-flapping-wing-micro-air-vehicle-weighs-about-as-much-as-4-sheets-of-a4-paper/ http://nos.nl/artikel/587101-tu-delft-komt-met-vliegend-robotje.html http://www.boerenbusiness.nl/artikel/item/10840914/TU-Delft-ontwikkeld-UAV-van-20-gram http://nutech.nl/gadgets/3655059/tu-delft-bouwt-robotlibelle-met-vleugels.html http://www.omroepwest.nl/nieuws/16-12-2013/tu-delft-presenteert-robot-die-zelfstandig-vliegt http://www.bright.nl/insectrobot-tu-delft-vliegt-zelfstandig-door-de-kas […]

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MavLab at TEDX Amsterdam and Pauw and Witteman

MavLab at TEDx

On November 6th, Bart Remes of the MavLab of the TU Delft presented at TEDx Amsterdam. At night he also featured in the Pauw and Witteman show presenting the “drone in your pocket” vision. His presentation starts at 10m20s.

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