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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2010

Inproceedings

GCHE de Croon; C de Wagter; BDW Remes; HM Ruijsink

Random sampling for indoor flight (Inproceedings)

ö, P V (Ed.): Proceedings of the International Micro Air Vehicle conference and competitions 2010 (IMAV 2010), pp. 1–9, DGON, 2010, (the International Micro Air Vehicle conference and competitions 2010 (IMAV 2010) ; Conference date: 06-07-2010 Through 09-07-2010).

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P Feenstra; ARA van der Horst; BJ Correia Gracio; M Wentink

The Effect of Simulator Motion Cueing on Steering Control Performance - a Driving Simulator Study (Inproceedings)

Greenberg, J (Ed.): Proceedings of the TRB 89th Annual Meeting, pp. 1–10, Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2010, (the TRB 89th Annual Meeting ; Conference date: 10-01-2010 Through 14-01-2010).

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M Verveld; QP Chu; C de Wagter; JA Mulder

Optic Flow-Based State Estimation for an Indoor Micro Air Vehicle (Inproceedings)

Giulicchi, L (Ed.): Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, pp. 1–21, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), United States, 2010, (AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2010 ; Conference date: 02-08-2010 Through 05-08-2010).

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GCHE de Croon; E De Weerdt; C de Wagter; BDW Remes

The appearance variation cue for obstacle avoidance (Inproceedings)

Hirai, S (Ed.): Proceedings of the IEEE ROBIO 2010, pp. 1–6, IEEE Society, 2010, (The IEEE ROBIO 2010 ; Conference date: 18-12-2010 Through 22-12-2010).

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EHG Tijs; GCHE de Croon; JW Wind; BDW Remes; C de Wagter; HE Bree; HM Ruijsink

Hear-and-avoid for Unmanned Air Vehicles (Inproceedings)

ö, P V (Ed.): Proceedings of the International Micro Air Vehicle conference and competitions 2010 (IMAV 2010), pp. 1–9, DGON, 2010, (the International Micro Air Vehicle conference and competitions 2010 (IMAV 2010) ; Conference date: 06-07-2010 Through 09-07-2010).

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Masters Theses

Bart Bruggeman

Improving flight performance of DelFly II in hover by improving wing design and driving mechanism (Masters Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2010.

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M A Groen

PIV and force measurements on the flapping-wing MAV DelFly II (Masters Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2010.

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D Trips

Aerodynamic Design and Optimization of a Long-range Mini-UAV (Masters Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2010.

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2009

Journal Articles

GCHE de Croon; IG Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper; EO Postma

Comparison of Active Vision Models (Journal Article)

Image and Vision Computing, 27 (4), pp. 374–384, 2009, ISSN: 0262-8856.

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G C H E de Croon; K M E De Clercq; R Ruijsink; B Remes; C De Wagter

Design, aerodynamics, and vision-based control of the DelFly (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 1 (2), pp. 71–97, 2009, ISSN: 1756-8293.

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Kristien M E De Clercq; Roeland de Kat; Bart Remes; Bas W van Oudheusden; Hester Bijl

Aerodynamic Experiments on DelFly II: Unsteady Lift Enhancement (Journal Article)

International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 1 (4), pp. 255–262, 2009.

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Book Chapters

David Lentink; Stefan R Jongerius; Nancy L Bradshaw

The scalable design of flapping micro-air vehicles inspired by insect flight (Book Chapter)

Floreano, D; J.C., Zufferey; Srinivasan, M V; Ellington, C (Ed.): Chapter 4, pp. 185–205, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2009.

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Inproceedings

ES Dijk; M Mulder; MM van Paassen; MI Roerdink

An Interface for Inbound Traffic Management by Air Traffic Control (Inproceedings)

Schierman, J D; Bowman, D B (Ed.): Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control Conference, pp. 1–23, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), United States, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-56347-978-6, (null ; Conference date: 10-08-2009 Through 13-08-2009).

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ES Dijk; MM van Paassen; M Mulder; MI Roerdink

An Interface for Inbound Traffic Route Planning (Inproceedings)

Flach, J (Ed.): Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, pp. 44–49, Wright State University, 2009, (null ; Conference date: 27-04-2009 Through 30-04-2009).

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GCHE de Croon; C de Wagter; BDW Remes; HM Ruijsink

Local sampling for indoor flight (Inproceedings)

Calders, T; Tuyls, K (Ed.): Proceedings of the BNAIC 2009, pp. 1–8, TU Eindhoven, 2009, (null ; Conference date: 29-10-2009 Through 30-10-2009).

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Kristien M E De Clercq; Roland De Kat; Bart Remes; Bas Van W Oudheusden; Hester Bijl

Flow Visualization and Force Measurements on a Hovering Flapping-Wing MAV `DelFly II' (Inproceedings)

Proceedings of the 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics San Antonio, US-TX, 2009.

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Masters Theses

K De Clercq

Flow visualization and force measurements on a hovering flapping-wing MAV 'DelFly II' (Masters Thesis)

Delft University of Technology, 2009.

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2007

Inproceedings

C de Wagter; JA Mulder

Vision-Only Control of a Flapping MAV on Mars (Inproceedings)

S.N., (Ed.): Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference & Exhibit, pp. 1–7, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), United States, 2007, ISBN: AIAA-2007-6853, (null ; Conference date: 20-08-2007 Through 23-08-2007).

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2006

Journal Articles

C de Wagter; JA Mulder

Vision-based guidance and awareness for autonomous UAV (Journal Article)

Journal of Gyroscopy and Navigation, 53 (2), pp. 13–25, 2006, ISSN: 0869-7035.

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Inproceedings

A Muis; JMV Oliveira; JA Mulder

Development of a flexible flight test instrumentation system (Inproceedings)

s.n., (Ed.): Proceedings of the Society of Flight Test Engineers 17th European Chapter Symposium 2006, Innovation in flight test engineering, pp. –, SFTE, 2006, (null ; Conference date: 12-06-2006 Through 14-06-2006).

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2005

Inproceedings

Christophe De Wagter; J A Mulder

Towards vision-based uav situation awareness (Inproceedings)

AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, pp. 5872, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2005.

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C De Wagter; J A Mulder

Vision-Based Guidance and Awareness for Autonomous UAV (Inproceedings)

Peshekhonov, Vladimir G (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th Saint Petersburg International Conference on Intregrated Navigation Systems, pp. –, State Research Center of Russia "Elektropribor", Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2005.

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JMV Oliveira; QP Chu; JA Mulder

Output error method and two step method for aerodynamic model identification (aiaa 6440) (Inproceedings)

Proceedings of the AiAA GNC Conference and Exhibit, pp. –, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), United States, 2005, (null ; Conference date: 15-08-2005 Through 18-08-2005).

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JMV Oliveira; QP Chu; JA Mulder

Estimating attitude using velocity aiding (Inproceedings)

Peshekhonov, Vladimir G (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems, pp. 222–231, 2005, (null ; Conference date: 23-05-2005 Through 25-05-2005).

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2004

Inproceedings

M Mulder; TM Lam; C de Wagter; MM van Paassen; JA Mulder

Increasing the Safety of Operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Inproceedings)

Proceedings of the Fourth Polish Avionics Conference, pp. –, 2004, (null ; Conference date: 17-09-2004 Through 19-09-2004).

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2003

Inproceedings

C De Wagter; A A Proctor; E N Johnson

Vision-only aircraft flight control (Inproceedings)

Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2003. DASC '03. The 22nd, pp. 8.B.2-81-11 vol.2, 2003.

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0000

Journal Articles

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

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

Journal of Field Robotics, 0 (0), 0000.

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