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First fully autonomous flapping wing MAV (Micro Air Vehicle) [Innovation]
posted December 18 2013 11:13.52 by spic0m




The DelFly Explorer is the first flapping wing Micro Air Vehicle that is able to fly with complete autonomy in unknown environments. Weighing just 20 grams, it is equipped with a 4-gram onboard stereo vision system.

The DelFly Explorer can perform an autonomous take-off, keep its height, and avoid obstacles for as long as its battery lasts (~9 minutes). All sensing and processing is performed on board, so no human or offboard computer is in the loop.



[Link: Delft University of Technology]
 
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