Projects

Pelican Drone

Besides dikes, the Netherlands are well known for its many lakes and rivers. It is difficult and labor intensive to properly monitor them all, even though many applications beg for high-res and high-frequency data. These applications include swimming water safety, industrial wastewater management, drinking water management, etc. In a new collaboration between the MAVLab, RijksWaterstaat […]

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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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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 expertise of the MAVLab in the areas of design, propulsion, aerodynamics, control, hybrid UAV, transitioning flight, battery technology, autopilot design […]

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BERISUAS Project Successfully Finished

The MAVLab finished the Interreg project BERISUAS, BEtter Response and Improved Safety through Unmanned Aircraft Systems: http://www.berisuas.eu/  

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BERISUAS International Test – UAS in Maritime Incident Response

On Saturday, June 18th the first international test with deploying an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to aid in combating an incident onboard a ship will take place on the Westerschelde. The small unmanned aircraft will be operated from a mobile groundstation at the Perkpolder harbor and will obtain data on the situation. During this test […]

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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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BERISUAS Symposium

BERISUAS stands for “Better response and improved safety through UAS” Read the BERISUAS Publication Project Video: TU Delft is the lead partner of Berisuas. A symposium closing phase 1 was held in Woensdrecht November 6th. See links below with the summary. http://www.aviolanda.nl/nieuws?action=ShowItem&ciId=1517 http://www.rewin.nl/nieuws/geslaagd-berisuas-event-709.html http://www.mirg.eu/berisuas/ http://www.rewin.nl/nieuws/inzet-drones-bij-incidenten-628-html

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Interreg 3I

3I

Integrated Coastal Zone Management via Increased Situation Awareness through Innovations on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Project website: http://www.2seas-uav.com/

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FireSwarm

In this project, research is performed on a swarm of MAVs that will be able to search in a large area in order to detect and monitor forest fires. The MAVs make use of distributed control, so that they do not rely on a central ground station for executing their task as efficiently and effectively […]

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