• 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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  • 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 […]

     
  • Github

    Github

    The MAVLab participates in several open source projects. The projects can be found on github: http://www.github.com/tudelft/  

     
  • Hear and Avoid

    Hear and Avoid

    Being allowed to operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in operational airspace requires certification of the aircraft while guaranteeing the ability to avoid other vehicles operating in the same airspace. Humans rely on there sensory […]

     
  • DelFly

    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 […]

     
  • swarm art

    6 DelFly’s in Swarm Art

     
  • DelFly Micro

    DelFly Micro is the smallest camera equipped aircraft in the world

    DelFly Micro is the “Smallest camera equipped Airplane” is the world (*Guiness Book of Records 2008). Read the full TUDelft article about DelFly here. Visit the delfly website at: http://www.delfly.nl/

     
  • Micro Air Vehicles

    C. De Wagter, R. Ruijsink, E. J. J. Smeur, K. G. van Hecke, F. van Tienen, E. van der Horst, and B. D. W. Remes, “Design, control, and visual navigation of the delftacopter vtol tail-sitter […]

     
  • Autonomous flight of Micro to Nano Air Vehicles

    Paparazzi Lisa-S Autopilot The challenges in autonomous flight of MAVs derive from the stringent weight and power requirements of MAVs. For example, the DelFly II flapping wing MAV weighs around 16 gram, including battery, sensors, […]