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Scheper, K.Y.W. (author)
Automatically optimizing robotic behavior to solve complex tasks has been one of<br/>the main, long-standing goals of Evolutionary Robotics (ER). When successful, this<br/>approach will likely fundamentally change the rate of development and deployment<br/>of robots in everyday life. Performing this optimization on real robots can be risky<br/...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Del Estal Herrero, A. (author), Perçin, M. (author), Karasek, M. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
Flow visualizations have been performed on a free flying, flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV), using a large-scale particle image velocimetry (PIV) approach. The PIV method involves the use of helium-filled soap bubbles (HFSB) as tracer particles. HFSB scatter light with much higher intensity than regular seeding particles, comparable to that...
journal article 2018
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Tijmons, S. (author), de Wagter, C. (author), Remes, B.D.W. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Autonomous flight of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles (FWMAVs) is a major challenge in the field of robotics, due to their light weight and their flapping-induced body motions. An FWMAV is presented weighing a mere 20 g while all its sensors and processing for autonomous flight are onboard. The navigation is based on a 4-g stereo vision camera...
journal article 2018
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van Dalen, G.J.J. (author), McGuire, K.N. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Autonomous navigation is a major challenge in the development of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). Especially, when an algorithm has to be efficient, insect intelligence can be a source of inspiration. One of the elementary navigation tasks of insects and robots is “homing”, which is the task of returning to an initial starting position. A promising...
journal article 2018
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Scheper, K.Y.W. (author), Tijmons, S. (author), de Visser, C.C. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Evolutionary Robotics allows robots with limited sensors and processing to tackle complex tasks by means of sensory-motor coordination. In this article we show the first application of the Behavior Tree framework on a real robotic platform using the evolutionary robotics methodology. This framework is used to improve the intelligibility of the...
journal article 2016
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Deng, S. (author), Percin, M. (author), Van Oudheusden, B. (author)
This study explores the flow structures and unsteady force generation mechanisms of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle ‘DelFly Micro’ in forward flight configuration. Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (Stereo-PIV) measurements were performed to acquire three dimensional flow fields in the wake. Six components of forces and moments were...
journal article 2015
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Wang, Q. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author), Van Keulen, F. (author)
As one of the most important components of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (FWMAV), the design of an energy-efficient flapping-wing has been a research interest recently. Research on insect flight from different perspectives has been carried out, mainly with regard to wing morphology, flapping kinematics, and unsteady aerodynamics. However,...
conference paper 2014
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Hattenberger, G. (author), Bronz, M. (author), Gorraz, M. (author)
This paper presents an overview of the Paparazzi UAV system and its recent use in scientific research. Paparazzi is an open-source project that aims at providing a complete solution to fly fixedwing aircraft and rotorcrafts. Several hardware boards and sensors are also developed within the project. Since several years, it has been used by...
conference paper 2014
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Fuller, S.B. (author), Helbling, E.F. (author), Chirarattananon, P. (author), Wood, R.J. (author)
Creating an autonomous flying vehicle the size of a honeybee presents a number of technical challenges because of its small scale. As vehicle wingspan diminishes, angular acceleration rates increase, necessitating sensing and control systems with high bandwidth. Hovering demonstrations have so far required feedback from highspeed motion capture...
conference paper 2014
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Remes, B.D.W. (author), Esden-Tempski, P. (author), Van Tienen, F. (author), Smeur, E. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Recent advances in sensor miniaturization have enabled the development of a miniaturized fully functional autopilot. In this article, the open hardware and open software Paparazzi-UAV Lisa-S micro autopilot is presented, weighing only 2.8 grams and measuring 2 by 2 centimeters. It incorporates 2-way telemetry with a ground station, a Spektrum...
conference paper 2014
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Bin Jumat, M.R. (author), Srigrarom, S. (author)
This paper describes the design, build and fly University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) flapping wing MAVs using fabrication method such as laser cutting and Rapid Prototyping. The first prototype was made from acrylic using a laser cutting machine. The material was strong however it was brittle. The wings were made up of carbon rods and kite...
conference paper 2014
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Colles, E. (author), Nollet, F. (author), Vandeportaele, B. (author), Hattenberger, G. (author)
The IMAV2014 Competition gives an important place to computer vision and aerial mapping. This paper presents the different strategies and algorithms that have been developed in order to tackle these particular problems. The first task consists in automatically reading the digit displayed by a seven segment panel on the front wall of a building....
conference paper 2014
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Chand, A.N. (author), Kawanishi, M. (author), Narikiyo, T. (author)
The design of a relatively new genre of aerial robots—a full-scale, bird-like flapping wing flying robot—is analyzed, modelled and validated through real experiments in this paper. Quaternions are used instead of Euler angles in the dynamical model to represent the flying robot orientation in 3D space in order to realize smoother rotational...
conference paper 2014
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Kumar, V.S. (author), Kumar, D. (author), Goyal, T. (author), Mohite, P.M. (author), Kamle, S. (author)
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are small unmanned aircrafts which have a maximum size limit of 150 mm in any direction. They can be used for surveillance, reconnaissance, targeting, etc. To perform such missions, MAVs are required to hover. Hummingbirds, having excellent flight characteristics (such as hovering, ability to fly in any direction,...
conference paper 2014
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Armanini, S.F. (author), Verboom, J.L. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author)
This paper presents the results of a series of flight tests conducted in order to assess the steady-state flight characteristics and basic control behaviour of the DelFly, a flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle (FWMAV). Flights were conducted in an indoor motion tracking facility and included steady-level flight at a range of different velocities...
conference paper 2014
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Smeur, E.J.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Remes, B. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), Van der Horst, E. (author)
The concept of an aircraft capable of both hover as well as fast forward flight (hybrid) has recently been implemented on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Hybrid UAVs combine hover capability with long range and endurance. As UAVs are often required to operate without human intervention, there is a call for autonomous guidance of hybrid UAVs....
conference paper 2014
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Muzaffar, R. (author), Yanmaz, E. (author)
Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are generally equipped with camera, GPS and other sensors and are envisioned for many civil and commercial applications. Some of these applications require transmitting multimedia traffic and demand for a high wireless network throughput. In this paper, we consider an...
conference paper 2014
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Nguyen, Q.-V. (author), Chan, W.L. (author), Debiasi, M. (author)
We present our insect-based hovering Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle (FW-MAV) capable of sustained flight and control. The proposed design combines two fixed wings and two flapping wings to take advantage of the double clap-and-ling effects at the end of each half-stroke during one flapping cycle for high thrust production, and utilizes the...
conference paper 2014
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Jankauski, M. (author), Shen, I.Y. (author)
A dynamic model of an insect wing is developed treating the wing as a deformable body subject to three-dimensional finite rotation about a fixed point at the base of the wing. Discretization of a stationary wing is conducted via finite element analysis to determine the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the wing. By formulating and...
conference paper 2014
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Smeur, E.J.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Remes, B. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), Van der Horst, E (author)
The concept of an aircraft capable of both hover as well as fast forward flight (hybrid) has recently been implemented on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Hybrid UAVs combine hover capability with long range and endurance. As UAVs are often required to operate without human intervention, there is a call for autonomous guidance of hybrid UAVs....
conference paper 2014
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