delFly explorer

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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PhD
Research

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. In such a case there is in general no prior knowledge about the environment. Furthermore there will be no direct […]

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Events

Innovation Awards

DelFly Explorer is selected to participate at the Innovation Awards: https://innovation-awards.nl/concept/delfly-explorer/  

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Evolutionary Robotics
PhD
Research

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 found in Evolutionary Robotics (ER), in which a robot’s controller, and possibly its body, is optimised using Evolutionary Learning (EL) […]

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DelFly Explorer
Press Release
Research
Robots

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 grams, i.e. a few sheets of paper). (read more…)   More Videos: http://www.delfly.nl http://www.tudelft.nl/en/current/latest-news/article/detail/robotlibelle-delfly-explorer-ontwijkt-zelf-obstakels/ http://robohub.org/fully-autonomous-flapping-wing-micro-air-vehicle-weighs-about-as-much-as-4-sheets-of-a4-paper/ http://nos.nl/artikel/587101-tu-delft-komt-met-vliegend-robotje.html http://www.boerenbusiness.nl/artikel/item/10840914/TU-Delft-ontwikkeld-UAV-van-20-gram http://nutech.nl/gadgets/3655059/tu-delft-bouwt-robotlibelle-met-vleugels.html http://www.omroepwest.nl/nieuws/16-12-2013/tu-delft-presenteert-robot-die-zelfstandig-vliegt http://www.bright.nl/insectrobot-tu-delft-vliegt-zelfstandig-door-de-kas […]

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