A startup company developing flapping-wing robots for applications within the entertainment industry, such as drone shows during concerts, festivals or within theme parks. The drones, based on the DelFly Nimble concept, are designed for high reliability, robustness, ease of service, as well as for emotions.
Tag: flapping wing
Development of insect-inspired flight control strategies, with a focus on wind gusts rejection. A collaboration with Experimental Zoology group at Wageningen UR, funded by NWO-TTW.
Flow measurements near the wings and in the wake of a free-flying flapping wing robot using PIV and PTV techniques, with an optical motion tracking system in the loop for robot’s position control. A collaboration of MAVLab and Aerodynamics group of TU Delft.
A lightweight, yet fully autonomous insect-inspired flapping wing robot controlled by an onboard autopilot computer and a stereo vision system. Its capabilities were demonstrated in a multiroom exploration task.
Development of mathematical models of tailed and tail-less flapping wing fliers that can be used for stability analysis and control design.
Development of a hummingbird-like robot with flapping wings, a topic of my PhD thesis at Université Libre de Bruxelles.