• 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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  • First Anti-Drone Race

    DroneClash To incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 13 February the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • Evolutionary Robotics

    Evolutionary Robotics for Micro Air Vehicles

    Small robots with limited computational and sensory capabilities are becoming more commonplace. Designing effective behaviour for small robotic platforms to complete complex tasks is a major challenge. A promising methodology to address this problem is […]

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  • Introduction to Paparazzi Autopilot - MAV Course

    Introduction to Paparazzi Autopilot – MAV Course

    Please find the introduction to vision based control with the paparazzi autopilot on a bebop in an optitrack arena at: https://tudelft.github.io/coursePaparazzi/

     
  • DelFly Micro

    Ph.D. position on “Bio-inspired control and design of flapping wing MAVs” at TU Delft

    The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, announces a vacancy for one Ph.D. student within the project: Bio-inspired control and design of flapping wing MAVs Description of the project: The […]

     
  • M.Sc. Assignments

    M.Sc. Assignments

    MAVLab offers various M.Sc. assignments that correspond to the research topics of the group. Please contact any MAVlab members for an overview of available assignments.  

     
  • Flapping Wing Modelling

    Flapping Wing Modelling

    Model identification of small flapping wing vehicles with unsteady aerodynamics requires new approaches. Publications 2013 J. V. Caetano, C. C. de Visser, B. D. W. Remes, C. De Wagter, E. van Kampen, and M. Mulder, […]

     
  • 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 […]