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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2019

Journal Articles

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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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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Christophe De Wagter; Bart Remes; Rick Ruisink; Freek van Tienen; Erik van der Horst

Design and Testing of a Vertical take-off and Landing UAV optimized for carrying a Hydrogen Fuel-cell with Pressure Tank (Inproceedings)

Campoy, P (Ed.): 11th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference, pp. 49–54, Madrid, Spain, 2019.

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Hector Garcia De Marina; Ewoud Smeur

Flexible collaborative transportation by a team of rotorcraft (Inproceedings)

2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019, pp. 1074–1080, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States, 2019, (2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019 ; Conference date: 20-05-2019 Through 24-05-2019).

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

Modelling Head Injury due to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collision: Crash Dummy vs Human Body (Inproceedings)

2019 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA, 2019.

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Dorian Heitzig; Bas van Oudheusden; Diana Olejnik; Matej Karasek

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

International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference, 2019, (International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2019, IMAV 2019 ; Conference date: 30-09-2019 Through 04-10-2019).

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Dirk Wijnker; Tom van Dijk; Guido de Croon; Christophe de Wagter

Hear-and-avoid for UAVs using convolutional neural networks (Inproceedings)

International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference, 2019, (International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2019, IMAV 2019 ; Conference date: 30-09-2019 Through 04-10-2019).

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Miscellaneous

Guido de Croon

Obstacle detection using horizon-based learning (Miscellaneous)

2019, (G06K).

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Shuo Li; Erik van der Horst; Philipp Duernay; Christophe De Wagter; Guido CHE de Croon

Visual Model-predictive Localization for Computationally Efficient Autonomous Racing of a 72-gram Drone (Miscellaneous)

2019.

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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 (Miscellaneous)

2019.

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Bardienus P Duisterhof; Srivatsan Krishnan; Jonathan J Cruz; Colby R Banbury; William Fu; Aleksandra Faust; Guido C H E de Croon; Vijay Janapa Reddi

Learning to Seek: Autonomous Source Seeking with Deep Reinforcement Learning Onboard a Nano Drone Microcontroller (Miscellaneous)

2019.

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Tom van Dijk; Guido C H E de Croon

How do neural networks see depth in single images? (Miscellaneous)

2019.

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Hector Garcia de Marina; Ewoud Smeur

Flexible collaborative transportation by a team of rotorcraft (Miscellaneous)

2019.

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PhD Theses

Kirk Scheper

Abstraction as a Tool to Bridge the Reality Gap in Evolutionary Robotics (PhD Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2019.

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Kimberly McGuire

Indoor swarm exploration with Pocket Drones (PhD Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2019, ISBN: 978-94-6182-976-4.

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2018

Journal Articles

Mario Coppola; Kimberly N McGuire; Kirk Y W Scheper; Guido C H E de Croon

On-board communication-based relative localization for collision avoidance in Micro Air Vehicle teams (Journal Article)

Autonomous Robots, 42 (8), pp. 1787–1805, 2018, ISSN: 1573-7527.

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Christophe de Wagter; Matej Karasek; Guido de Croon

Quad-thopter: Tailless Flapping Wing Robot with 4 Pairs of Wings (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 10 (3), pp. 244–253, 2018, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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Alex Del Estal Herrero; Mustafa Per c c; Matej Karasek; Bas van Oudheusden

Flow Visualization around a Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle in Free Flight Using Large-Scale PIV (Journal Article)

Aerospace — Open Access Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, 5 (4), 2018, ISSN: 2226-4310.

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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 (Journal Article)

Science, 361 (6407), pp. 1089–1094, 2018, ISSN: 0036-8075.

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Sjoerd Tijmons; Matv Kar ej á; Guido De Croon

Attitude control system for a lightweight flapping wing MAV (Journal Article)

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics: learning from nature, 13 (5), 2018, ISSN: 1748-3182.

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Sjoerd Tijmons; Christophe de Wagter; Bart Remes; Guido de Croon

Autonomous Door and Corridor Traversal with a 20-Gram Flapping Wing MAV by Onboard Stereo Vision (Journal Article)

Aerospace — Open Access Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, 5 (3), 2018, ISSN: 2226-4310.

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G J J van Dalen; Kimberly McGuire; Guido de Croon

Visual Homing for Micro Aerial Vehicles Using Scene Familiarity (Journal Article)

Unmanned Systems, 06 (02), pp. 119–130, 2018, ISSN: 2301-3850.

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Julien Marzat; Guido de Croon; Friedrich Fraundorfer; Pascal Morin; Antonios Tsourdos

Estimation and control for MAV navigation in GPS-denied cluttered environments (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 10 (2), pp. 125–239, 2018, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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Julien Marzat; Guido de Croon; Friedrich Fraundorfer; Pascal Morin; Antonios Tsourdos

Editorial for special collection on the estimation and control of MAV navigation in GPS-denied cluttered environments (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 10 (2), pp. 125–126, 2018, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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E J J Smeur; G C H E de Croon; Q Chu

Cascaded incremental nonlinear dynamic inversion for MAV disturbance rejection (Journal Article)

Control Engineering Practice, 73 , pp. 79–90, 2018, ISSN: 0967-0661.

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Sophie Armanini; Matej Karasek; Coen de Visser

Global Linear Parameter-Varying Modeling of Flapping-Wing Dynamics Using Flight Data (Journal Article)

Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics: devoted to the technology of dynamics and control, 41 (11), pp. 2338–2360, 2018, ISSN: 0731-5090.

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Kevin van Hecke; Guido de Croon; Laurens van der Maaten; Daniel Hennes; Dario Izzo

Persistent self-supervised learning: From stereo to monocular vision for obstacle avoidance (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 10 (2), pp. 186–206, 2018, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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H W Ho; G C H E de Croon; E van Kampen; Q P Chu; M Mulder

Adaptive Gain Control Strategy for Constant Optical Flow Divergence Landing (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 34 (2), pp. 508 – 516, 2018, ISSN: 1552-3098.

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Bas J Pijnacker Hordijk; Kirk Y W Scheper; Guido C H E de Croon

Vertical landing for micro air vehicles using event-based optical flow (Journal Article)

Journal of Field Robotics, 35 , pp. 69–90, 2018, ISSN: 1556-4959.

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H W Ho; C De Wagter; B D W Remes; G C H E de Croon

Optical-Flow based Self-Supervised Learning of Obstacle Appearance applied to MAV Landing (Journal Article)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 100 , pp. 78–94, 2018, ISSN: 0921-8890.

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

Design, control, and visual navigation of the DelftaCopter VTOL tail-sitter UAV (Journal Article)

Journal of Field Robotics, 35 (6), pp. 937–960, 2018, ISSN: 1556-4967.

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Book Chapters

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

Characterizing UAS collision consequences in future UTM (Book Chapter)

2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2018.

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Inproceedings

Menno Goedhart; Erik-Jan van Kampen; Sophie Armanini; Coen de Visser; Qiping Chu

Machine Learning for Flapping Wing Flight Control (Inproceedings)

Proceedings of the 2018 AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), United States, 2018, (AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech at Aerospace, 2018 ; Conference date: 08-01-2018 Through 12-01-2018).

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Guido de Croon; Christophe de Wagter

Challenges of Autonomous Flight in Indoor Environments (Inproceedings)

2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Madrid, Spain, October 1-5, 2018, pp. 1003– 1009, IEEE, United States, 2018.

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Bart Duisterhof; Guido de Croon

Autonomous landing algorithm using a sun position predicting model for extended use of solar powered UAVs (Inproceedings)

Simon, ; Abdulghani, (Ed.): 10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, pp. 315–323, 2018, (10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, IMAV 2018 ; Conference date: 22-11-2018 Through 23-11-2018).

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Titus Braber; Christophe de Wagter; Guido de Croon; Robert Babuska

Optical-flow-based Stabilization of Micro Air Vehicles Without Scaling Sensors (Inproceedings)

Prof. Simon, ; Dr. Abdulghani, (Ed.): 10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, pp. 289–297, 2018, (10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, IMAV 2018 ; Conference date: 22-11-2018 Through 23-11-2018).

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Diana Olejnik; Aadithya Sujit; Matej Karasek; Bart Remes; Guido de Croon

Wing Sweeping Mechanism for Active Control and Stabilisation of a Flapping Wing MAV (Inproceedings)

Watkins, Simon; Mohamed, Abdulghani (Ed.): 10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, pp. 120–126, 2018, (10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, IMAV 2018 ; Conference date: 22-11-2018 Through 23-11-2018).

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Christophe de Wagter; Bart Remes; Rick Ruijsink; Erik van der Horst; Freek van Tienen; Dennis van Wijngaarden; Joost Meulenbeld; Kevin van Hecke

DelftaCopter Propulsion Optimization from Hover to Fast Forward Flight usingWindtunnel Measurements (Inproceedings)

Mohamed, Abdulghani; Watkins, Simon (Ed.): 10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, pp. 30–38, 2018, (10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, IMAV 2018 ; Conference date: 22-11-2018 Through 23-11-2018).

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Joost Meulenbeld; Christophe de Wagter; Bart Remes

Modeling DelftaCopter from Flight Test Data (Inproceedings)

Watkins, Simon ; Mohamed, Abdulghani (Ed.): 10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, pp. 18–29, 2018, (10th International Micro-Air Vehicles Conference, IMAV 2018 ; Conference date: 22-11-2018 Through 23-11-2018).

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Mario Coppola; Guido C H E de Croon

Optimization of Swarm Behavior Assisted by an Automatic Local Proof for a Pattern Formation Task (Inproceedings)

Dorigo, Marco; Birattari, Mauro; Blum, Christian; Christensen, Anders L; Reina, Andreagiovanni; Trianni, Vito (Ed.): Swarm Intelligence, pp. 123–134, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-030-00533-7.

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Alejandro D E Herrero; Mustafa Percin; Matěj Karásek; Bas W van Oudheusden

Flow Visualization around a Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle in Free Flight (Inproceedings)

18th International Symposium on Flow Visualization ISFV 18, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018.

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Blanca Martínez Gallar; Bas W van Oudheusden; Andrea Sciacchitano; Matěj Karásek

Large-Scale Flow Visualization of a Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle (Inproceedings)

18th International Symposium on Flow Visualization ISFV 18, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018.

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