Robots

Swarm of tiny drones explores unknown environments

Our latest paper in Science Robotics presents the first swarm of tiny robots that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. No map, no memory, and no GPS!

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Pelican drone ensures super quick water sampling

researchers from TU Delft have developed a ‘pelican drone’: a drone capable of taking water samples quickly, in combination with a measuring instrument that immediately analyses the water quality.

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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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Cyclone

Control of the Cyclone Hybrid UAV

Cyclone In cooperation with the dronelab of ENAC in Toulouse, we have developed a hybrid UAV, called ‘Cyclone’. It is hybrid in the sense that it can hover, as well as fly like an airplane. To benefit from the efficiency of the wing, the drone spends most of its time in forward flight, as such, […]

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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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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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DelFly

In the DelFly project, we design and study autonomous flapping wing MAVs. Our approach is to always work with flying platforms that can carry payload such as a camera. On the one hand, we work toward ever more autonomous flapping wing MAVs that can be used for actual applications, ranging from search-and-rescue to entertainment. On […]

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