bioinspiration

DelFly Nimble in hovering flight. Credits: Henri Werij, TU Delft.
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Robots

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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PhD
Research

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, “Controlled Flight Maneuvers of a Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle: a Step Towards the Delfly II Identification,” in Aiaa atmospheric […]

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See distances with one eye
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Research

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 unstable at a specific distance from the object. Turning this weakness into a strength, drones can actually use the timely […]

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Festo BionicANT
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Projects

Festo BionicANT

The Festo BionicANT program is using the stereo-vision system developed at the MavLab. https://www.festo.com/group/de/cms/10157.htm All details of the BionicANT can be found in Festo’s BionicANT PDF.

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