• 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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  • 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 […]

     
  • MavLab at TEDX Amsterdam and Pauw and Witteman

    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 […]

     
  • MavLab wins IMAV 2013

    TU Delft wins two out of three first prizes at international competition for micro aircraft

    Researchers and students of the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle laboratory (MAV-lab) have won two out of three first prizes in the International Micro Air Vehicle competition (IMAV 2013) in Toulouse, France, with their innovative […]

     
  • MavLab wins IMAV 2013

    IMAV 2013

    The MavLab team of the TUDelft presented their latest developments at IMAV2013 in Toulouse. The IMAV is a conference and competition in the field of small, unmanned aircraft. During the competition these small aerial vehicles, […]

     
  • paparazzi lisa-s

    LISA-S: “the world’s smallest open source autopilot”

    he Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering has designed, built and tested the world’s smallest open source autopilot for small unmanned aircraft. A smaller – and lighter – autopilot […]

     
  • Hybrid MAV wins 1st prize at DSE Symposium

    Hybrid MAV wins 1st prize at DSE Symposium

    The objective of this project was to design a system of multiple MAVs capable of flying in a swarm to win the outdoor flight competition of IMAV2013. Besides performing several mission elements, emphasis is put […]

     
  • DelFly and BionicOpter at Hannover Messe 2013

    DelFly and BionicOpter at Hannover Messe 2013

     
  • Quadshot

    Swarm of Hybrid UAVs for the Acquisition of Distributed Measurements

    A Swarm of Hybrid UAV can perform measurements in a large area. To cover this area, the drones need quite some range. However, to perform their measurements, they should be able to land anywhere. That […]

     
  • Project Explorer

    Project Explorer

    The TU Delft participated in Project Explorer to enhance the operational possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles for use by Police, Fireman or other government entities. The TU Delft worked on regulatory aspects as well as […]

     
  • Vision Based Landing

    Intelligent Vision-based Landing System of UAVs

    Background The capability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to perform landing task is essential for the autonomous operation, especially when they are outside line-of-sight. For autonomous landing, these vehicles need to know by themselves which areas are safe to […]