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Tom van Dijk

New PhD student: Tom van Dijk

We are happy to introduce a new PhD student – Tom van Dijk – within the project “PercEvite: Sense and avoid technology for small drones”. Tom recently graduated from Delft University of Technology with a double MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Systems & Control, with a specialization in robotics and a thesis on […]

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3rd place (and more) at the IMAV2017

With a 3rd place prize, a best paper prize and a best system prize at the 2017 installation of the annual International Micro Air Vehicle (IMAV2017) conference and competition in Toulouse France, we have much to discuss. So without any further delay… here we go! The IMAV kicked off with 2 days of interesting keynote […]

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Diana Olejnik

New PhD student: Diana Olejnik

We are happy to introduce a new PhD student. Diana Olejnik within the project: “Bio-inspired control and design of flapping wing MAVs”. Diana graduated from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland with a M.Sc. degree in Control Engineering & Robotics. Diana will be responsible for developing a highly maneuverable flapping wing MAV with […]

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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 expertise of the MAVLab in the areas of design, propulsion, aerodynamics, control, hybrid UAV, transitioning flight, battery technology, autopilot design […]

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

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Delfly

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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BERISUAS Project Successfully Finished

The MAVLab finished the Interreg project BERISUAS, BEtter Response and Improved Safety through Unmanned Aircraft Systems: http://www.berisuas.eu/  

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Cyber Zoo Opened

The opening of the TU Delft Cyber Zoo was Wednesday 5th of March. The Cyber Zoo is a new research and test laboratory for flying and walking swarm robots. Read more on http://www.tudelft.nl/en/current/latest-news/article/detail/cyber-zoo-nieuw-lab-tu-delft-met-vliegende-en-kruipende-robots/

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