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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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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.
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Robots

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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DroneClash announces first two counter-drone measures

DroneClash, the first ever counter-drone competition, is announcing two of the counter-drone measures that teams must tackle during the game. The DroneClash, which takes place on 4 December in The Netherlands, aims to generate new counter-drone technology. It is organised by the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) in collaboration with the Dutch National […]

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Autonomous SPHERES drone learns how "to see" in zero gravity
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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
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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
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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
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Research
Robots

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
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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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