• Swarm Exploration with Pocketdrones

    Swarm Exploration with Pocketdrones

    The aim of this project is to investigate and design an autonomous swarm of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)to do multi-robot exploration of an unstructured indoor environment. These so called pocket drones are small quadroters with […]

     
  • IMAV 2016

    IMAV 2016

    In the week of October 17-21, the Micro Air Vehicle lab participated in the IMAV 2016 conference and competitions, which took place at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), in China. This year, the competitions […]

     
  • TU Delft becomes second in first autonomous drone race

    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, […]

     
  • IRIDIUM CORE IR9523 CARRIER BOARD

    Open Source Iridium Communication IRIDIUM CORE IR9523 Carrier Board

    Iridium The MavLab released v1.0 of their Iridium Satellite Communication System. Overall it acts as a transparent link with serial communication at 9600 bps. Internally, the communication to iridium satellites is done by the an OEM […]

     
  • 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) […]

     
  • DELFTACOPTER - Outback Medical Express

    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 […]

     
  • Author: Kirk Scheper

    Guest Lecture: Prof. Guszti Eiben and The First Robotic Baby

    Professor Guszti Eiben from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be coming to our faculty at 10:00 on the 18th of March to give a one hour guest lecture on the topic “The world’s first real […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Extremely light-weight Autonomous MAVs

    Extremely light-weight Autonomous MAVs

    Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are becoming ever smaller and lighter. This opens new areas of application, mainly because of the capability to access small spaces. A straightforward example of such an application is building inspection. […]

     
  • BERISUAS Project Successfully Finished

    BERISUAS Project Successfully Finished

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