Publications

Whereas insects seem to control their flight effortlessly with the help of optical flow, robots that attempt to do the same run into problems. We propose as a solution a learning process that allows robots to see distances by means of visual appearance (colors, textures, shapes). Would it be possible that insects do the same?

The full paper can be found here (view-only article link: here).

The article is featured on the cover of Nature Machine Intelligence. Cover reprinted by permission from Springer Nature.

G.C.H.E. de Croon, C. De Wagter, T. Seidl: Enhancing optical-flow-based control by learning visual appearance cues for flying robots. In: Nature Machine Intelligence, 3 (1), 2021.
 

Science Robotics paper

Our recent paper in Science Robotics presents the first swarm of tiny robots that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. No map, no memory, and no GPS! The full paper can be found here.

K N McGuire, C De Wagter, K Tuyls, H J Kappen, G C H E de Croon: Minimal navigation solution for a swarm of tiny flying robots to explore an unknown environment. In: Science Robotics, 4 (35), 2019.

Delfly Book

Our book about the DelFly has been published! The book introduces the topics most relevant to autonomously flying flapping-wing robots: flapping-wing design, aerodynamics, and artificial intelligence.

G C H E de Croon, Mustafa Percin, B D W Remes, Rick Ruijsink, C De Wagter: The DelFly - Design, Aerodynamics, and Artificial Intelligence of a Flapping Wing Robot. Springer Netherlands, 2016, ISBN: 978-94-017-9207-3.

Science paper

The Delfly Nimble was featured on the cover of Science Magazine in September 2018.

Matěj Karásek, Florian T Muijres, Christophe De Wagter, Bart D W Remes, Guido C H E de Croon: A tailless aerial robotic flapper reveals that flies use torque coupling in rapid banked turns. In: Science, 361 (6407), pp. 1089–1094, 2018, ISSN: 0036-8075.

 

 

 

All publications

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2021

Journal Articles

D. Wijnker, T. van Dijk, G.C.H.E. de Croon, C. De Wagter

Hear-and-avoid for unmanned air vehicles using convolutional neural networks (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 13 , pp. 1-15, 2021.

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G.C.H.E. de Croon, C. De Wagter, T. Seidl

Enhancing optical-flow-based control by learning visual appearance cues for flying robots (Journal Article)

Nature Machine Intelligence, 3 (1), 2021.

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H Y Lee; H W Ho; Y Zhou

Deep Learning-based Monocular Obstacle Avoidance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation in Tree Plantations: Faster Region-based Convolutional Neural Network Approach (Journal Article)

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, 101 (1), 2021, ISSN: 0921-0296.

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Seng Man Wong; Hann Woei Ho; Mohd Zulkifly Abdullah

Design and Fabrication of a Dual Rotor-Embedded Wing Vertical Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Journal Article)

Unmanned Systems, 9 (1), pp. 45–63, 2021, ISSN: 2301-3850.

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Miscellaneous

Yingfu Xu; Guido C H E de Croon

CNN-based Visual Ego-Motion Estimation for Fast MAV Maneuvers (Miscellaneous)

2021.

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2020

Journal Articles

Kirk Y.W.Scheper, Guido C.H.E.de Croon

Evolution of robust high speed optical-flow-based landing for autonomous MAVs (Journal Article)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 124 , 2020.

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Shuo Li; Micha"el M O I Ozo; Christophe De Wagter; Guido C H E de Croon

Autonomous drone race: A computationally efficient vision-based navigation and control strategy (Journal Article)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 133 , 2020, ISSN: 0921-8890.

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J.J. Hagenaars, F. Paredes-Vallés, S.M. Bohté, G.C.H.E. de Croon

Evolved Neuromorphic Control for High Speed Divergence-Based Landings of MAVs (Journal Article)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5 (4), pp. 6239 - 6246, 2020.

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C. De Wagter; B. Remes; R. Ruijsink; F. van Tienen; E. van der Horst

Design and testing of a vertical take-off and landing uav optimized for carrying a hydrogen fuel cell with a pressure tank (Journal Article)

Unmanned systems, 08 (04), pp. 279-285, 2020.

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Guido de Croon

Flapping wing drones show off their skills (Journal Article)

Science Robotics, 5 (24), 2020.

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Shuo Li, Erik van der Horst, Philipp Duernay, Christophe De Wagter, Guido C. H. E. de Croon

Visual model‐predictive localization for computationally efficient autonomous racing of a 72‐g drone (Journal Article)

Journal of Field Robotics, 37 (4), pp. 667-692, 2020.

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Mario Coppola, Kimberly N. McGuire, Christophe De Wagter; Guido C. H. E. de Croon

A Survey on Swarming With Micro Air Vehicles: Fundamental Challenges and Constraints (Journal Article)

Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2020.

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Kirk Y W Scheper; Guido de Croon

Evolution of robust high speed optical-flow-based landing for autonomous MAVs (Journal Article)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 124 , 2020, ISSN: 0921-8890.

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Diana A Olejnik; Bardienus P Duisterhof; Matej Kar á; Kirk Y W Scheper; Tom Van Dijk; Guido C H E De Croon

A Tailless Flapping Wing MAV Performing Monocular Visual Servoing Tasks (Journal Article)

Unmanned Systems, 8 (4), pp. 287–294, 2020, ISSN: 2301-3850.

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Borrdephong Rattanagraikanakorn; Michiel Schuurman; Derek I Gransden; Riender Happee; Christophe De Wagter; Alexei Sharpanskykh; Henk A P Blom

Modelling head injury due to unmanned aircraft systems collision: Crash dummy vs human body (Journal Article)

International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2020, ISSN: 1358-8265.

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Nikhil D Potdar; Guido C H E de Croon; Javier Alonso-Mora

Online trajectory planning and control of a MAV payload system in dynamic environments (Journal Article)

Autonomous Robots, 44 (6), pp. 1065–1089, 2020, ISSN: 0929-5593.

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Shuo Li; Erik van der Horst; Philipp Duernay; Christophe De Wagter; Guido C H E de Croon

Visual model-predictive localization for computationally efficient autonomous racing of a 72-g drone (Journal Article)

Journal of Field Robotics, 37 (4), pp. 667–692, 2020, ISSN: 1556-4967.

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Ewoud Smeur; Murat Bronz; Guido de Croon

Incremental Control and Guidance of Hybrid Aircraft Applied to a Tailsitter Unmanned Air Vehicle (Journal Article)

Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics: devoted to the technology of dynamics and control, 43 (2), pp. 274–287, 2020, ISSN: 0731-5090.

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D N W M Heitzig; B W van Oudheusden; D Olejnik; Kar M á

Effects of asymmetrical inflow in forward flight on the deformation of interacting flapping wings (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 12 , 2020, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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Books

Tom van Dijk

Self-­Supervised Learning for Visual Obstacle Avoidance (Book)

Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab), TU Delft, 2020.

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Inproceedings

Shuo Li; Ekin Ozturk; Christophe De Wagter; Guido C H E De Croon; Dario Izzo

Aggressive Online Control of a Quadrotor via Deep Network Representations of Optimality Principles (Inproceedings)

2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2020, pp. 6282–6287, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States, 2020, (2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2020 ; Conference date: 31-05-2020 Through 31-08-2020).

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J B W Nijboer; S F Armanini; Kar M á; C C de Visser

Longitudinal grey-box model identification of a tailless flapping wing mav based on free-flight data (Inproceedings)

AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), United States, 2020, (AIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 ; Conference date: 06-01-2020 Through 10-01-2020).

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B Rattanagraikanakorn; H A P Blom; Alexei Sharpanskykh; C de Wagter; C Jiang; M J Schuurman; Derek I Gransden; R Happee

Modeling and Simulating Human Fatality due to Quadrotor UAS Impact (Inproceedings)

AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM, 2020, (Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository 'You share, we take care!' - Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.; AIAA Aviation Forum ; Conference date: 15-06-2020 Through 19-06-2020).

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Masters Theses

Jesse Hagenaars

Evolved Neuromorphic Control for High Speed Divergence-based Landings of MAVs (Masters Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2020.

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Federico Paredes Valles

Neuromorphic Computing of Event-Based Data for High-Speed Vision-Based Navigation (Masters Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2020.

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Miscellaneous

Christophe De Wagter; Bart Remes; Ewoud Smeur; Freek van Tienen; Rick Ruijsink; Kevin van Hecke; Erik van der Horst

The NederDrone: A hybrid lift, hybrid energy hydrogen UAV (Miscellaneous)

2020.

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Julien Dupeyroux; Jesse Hagenaars; Federico Paredes-Vallés; Guido de Croon

Neuromorphic control for optic-flow-based landings of MAVs using the Loihi processor (Miscellaneous)

2020.

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Shushuai Li; Mario Coppola; Christophe De Wagter; Guido C H E de Croon

An autonomous swarm of micro flying robots with range-based relative localization (Miscellaneous)

2020.

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A Narasimhan; C C de Visser; C de Wagter; M Rischmueller

Fault Tolerant Control of Multirotor UAV for Piloted Outdoor Flights (Miscellaneous)

2020.

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PhD Theses

S Li

Visual Navigation and Optimal Control for Autonomous Drone Racing (PhD Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2020, ISBN: 978-94-6384-175-7.

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2019

Journal Articles

S Li; C De Wagter; G C H E de Croon

Unsupervised Tuning of Filter Parameters Without Ground-Truth Applied to Aerial Robots (Journal Article)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4 (4), pp. 4102-4107, 2019, ISSN: 2377-3766.

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Ewoud J. J. Smeur, Murat Bronz, Guido C. H. E. de Croon

Incremental Control and Guidance of Hybrid Aircraft Applied to a Tailsitter Unmanned Air Vehicle (Journal Article)

Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 43 (2), 2019.

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M Coppola; J Guo; E Gill; G C H E de Croon

The PageRank algorithm as a method to optimize swarm behavior through local analysis (Journal Article)

Swarm Intelligence, 2019, ISSN: 1935-3820.

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S F Armanini; J V Caetano; C C de Visser; M D Pavel; G C H E de Croon; M Mulder

Modelling wing wake and tail aerodynamics of a flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 11 , 2019, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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Federico Paredes-Vallés; Kirk Y W Scheper; Guido C H E de Croon

Unsupervised Learning of a Hierarchical Spiking Neural Network for Optical Flow Estimation: From Events to Global Motion Perception (Journal Article)

IEEE Ŧransactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2019, ISSN: 1939-3539.

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Fede Paredes Valles; Kirk Scheper; Guido de Croon

Unsupervised Learning of a Hierarchical Spiking Neural Network for Optical Flow Estimation: From Events to Global Motion Perception (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 42 (2020) (8), pp. 2051–2064, 2019, ISSN: 0162-8828.

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Shuo Li; C De Wagter; C C de Visser; Q P Chu; G C H E de Croon

In-flight model parameter and state estimation using gradient descent for high-speed flight (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 11 , 2019, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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Borrdephong Rattanagraikanakorn; Derek I Gransden; Michiel Schuurman; Christophe de Wagter; Riender Happee; Alexei Sharpanskykh; Henk Blom

Multibody system modelling of unmanned aircraft system collisions with the human head (Journal Article)

International Journal of Crashworthiness, 25 (2020) (6), pp. 689–707, 2019, ISSN: 1358-8265.

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K M Kajak; Kar M á; Q P Chu; G C H E de Croon

A minimal longitudinal dynamic model of a tailless flapping wing robot for control design (Journal Article)

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics: learning from nature, 14 (4), 2019, ISSN: 1748-3182, (Accepted author manuscript).

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K N McGuire; C De Wagter; K Tuyls; H J Kappen; G C H E de Croon

Minimal navigation solution for a swarm of tiny flying robots to explore an unknown environment (Journal Article)

Science Robotics, 4 (35), 2019.

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K N McGuire; G C H E de Croon; K Tuyls

A comparative study of bug algorithms for robot navigation (Journal Article)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 121 , pp. 103261, 2019, ISSN: 0921-8890.

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Christophe De Wagter; Joost Meulenbeld

Modeling the unstable DelftaCopter vertical take-off and landing tailsitter unmanned air vehicle in hover and forward flight from flight test data (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 11 , pp. 1756829319880302, 2019.

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Matěj Karásek; Mustafa Percin; Torbjørn Cunis; Bas W van Oudheusden; Christophe De Wagter; Bart DW Remes; Guido CHE de Croon

Accurate position control of a flapping-wing robot enabling free-flight flow visualisation in a wind tunnel (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 11 , pp. 1756829319833683, 2019.

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Hyungpil Moon; Jose Martinez-Carranza; Titus Cieslewski; Matthias Faessler; Davide Falanga; Alessandro Simovic; Davide Scaramuzza; Shuo Li; Michael Ozo; Christophe De Wagter; others

Challenges and implemented technologies used in autonomous drone racing (Journal Article)

Intelligent Service Robotics, pp. 1–12, 2019.

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M Coppola; J Guo; E Gill; G C H E de Croon

The PageRank algorithm as a method to optimize swarm behavior through local analysis (Journal Article)

Swarm Intelligence, 13 (3-4), pp. 277–319, 2019, ISSN: 1935-3812.

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Steven van der Helm; Mario Coppola; Kimberly N McGuire; Guido C H E de Croon

On-board range-based relative localization for micro air vehicles in indoor leader–follower flight (Journal Article)

Autonomous Robots, 2019, ISSN: 0929-5593.

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Mario Coppola; Jian Guo; Eberhard Gill; Guido C H E de Croon

Provable self-organizing pattern formation by a swarm of robots with limited knowledge (Journal Article)

Swarm Intelligence, 13 (1), pp. 59–94, 2019, ISSN: 1935-3812.

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Conferences

Florian T Muijres; Matej Karasek; Christophe de Wagter; Bart Remes; Guido de Croon

A Bio-inspired Free-flying Robot Reveals that Flies Use Torque Coupling in Rapid Banked Turns (Conference)

2019, (SICB Annual Meeting 2019 ; Conference date: 03-01-2019 Through 07-01-2019).

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Inproceedings

Tom van Dijk; Guido de Croon

How Do Neural Networks See Depth in Single Images? (Inproceedings)

The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), pp. 2183–2191, 2019, (The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2019, ICCV ; Conference date: 27-10-2019 Through 02-11-2019).

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Diana A Olejnik; Bas P Duisterhof; Matej Kar á; Kirk Y W Scheper; Tom van Dijk; Guido C H E de Croon

A Tailless Flapping Wing MAV Performing Monocular Visual Servoing Tasks (Inproceedings)

Campoy, P (Ed.): 11th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference, pp. 60–66, Madrid, Spain, 2019.

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