Our work has also resulted in spin-offs, such as Sensefly (founded in 2009, now a Parrot group company) and Flyability (founded in 2015), which won the 2015 Drones for Good award.
Vision-based Flocking in Aerial Robot SwarmsLausanne, EPFL, 2022.
Tracking and Relative Localization of Drone Swarms With a Vision-Based HeadsetIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2021-01-14. Vol. 6, num. 2, p. 1455-1462. DOI : 10.1109/LRA.2021.3051565.
Bioinspired wing and tail morphing extends drone flight capabilitiesScience Robotics. 2020-10-28. Vol. 5, num. 47, p. eabc2897. DOI : 10.1126/scirobotics.abc2897.
Wall-contact sliding control strategy for a 2D caged quadrotor2018-10-17. 18th International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems, PyeongChang, GangWon Province, Korea, October 17-20, 2018.
Forceful manipulation with micro air vehiclesScience Robotics. 2018. Vol. 3, num. 23, p. eaau6903. DOI : 10.1126/scirobotics.aau6903.
Bioinspired dual-stiffness origamiScience Robotics. 2018. Vol. 3, num. 20, p. eaau0275. DOI : 10.1126/scirobotics.aau0275.
A multi-modal hovering and terrestrial robot with adaptive morphology2018. 2nd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, June 11-12, 2018.
Localization of emergency acoustic sources by micro aerial vehiclesJournal of Field Robotics. 2017. Vol. 35, num. 2, p. 187-201. DOI : 10.1002/rob.21733.
Foldable Drones: from Biology to Technology2017. SPIE Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication, Portland, Oregon, March 2017. p. 1016203-1-1016203-6. DOI : 10.1117/12.2259931.
Comparative Study of Haptic Interfaces for Bilateral Teleoperation of VTOL Aerial RobotsIeee Transactions On Systems Man Cybernetics-Systems. 2016. Vol. 46, num. 10, p. 1352-1363. DOI : 10.1109/Tsmc.2015.2503396.
Adaptive Morphology: A Design Principle for Multimodal and Multifunctional RobotsIEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. 2016. Vol. 23, num. 3, p. 42-54. DOI : 10.1109/MRA.2016.2580593.
A method for ego-motion estimation in micro-hovering platforms flying in very cluttered environmentsAutonomous Robots. 2016. Vol. 40, p. 789–803. DOI : 10.1007/s10514-015-9494-4.
Extension of a Ground Control Interface for Swarms of Small Drones2015. SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, Kyoto, Japon, October 28-30, 2015.
Distributed Formation Control of Fixed Wing Micro Aerial Vehicles for Uniform Area Coverage2015. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, p. 669-674. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2015.7353444.
Performance analysis of jump-gliding locomotion for miniature roboticsBioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2015. Vol. 10, p. 025006. DOI : 10.1088/1748-3190/10/2/025006.
A bioinspired multi-modal flying and walking robotBioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2015. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 016005. DOI : 10.1088/1748-3190/10/1/016005.
Vertical take-off and landing aerial vehicle
ES2767689; EP3347268; AU2016319276; PL3024726; EP3347268; CN108137152; AU2016319276; EP3024726; CN105164015; JP6224234; ES2633217; US9725170; EP2813428; US9611032; WO2017042354; JP2016523759; EP3024726; US2016001875; US2015360776; CN105164015; AU2014280222; WO2014198774; EP2813428.2014.
Method to determine a direction and amplitude of a current velocity estimate of a moving device
US2015293138; EP2917693; WO2014072377; EP2730888.2014.
Audio-based Relative Positioning System for Multiple Micro Air Vehicle Systems2013. Robotics: Science and Systems RSS2013, Berlin, Germany, June 24-28, 2013.
Optic-Flow Based Control of a 46g Quadrotor2013. Workshop on Vision-based Closed-Loop Control and Navigation of Micro Helicopters in GPS-denied Environments, IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2013.
Testbed for Fast-Deployable Flying WiFi Networks2013. FOURTH NORDIC WORKSHOP ON SYSTEM AND NETWORK OPTIMIZATION FOR WIRELESS, Kittila, Finland, 2013.
A Perching Mechanism for Flying Robots Using a Fibre-Based Adhesive2013. ICRA 13, Karlsruhe, May 6-7, 2013.
Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarmsIEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. 2013. Vol. 20, num. 4, p. 60-71. DOI : 10.1109/MRA.2013.2252996.
Implementation of a Wireless Mesh Network of Ultra Light MAVs with Dynamic Routing2012. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, 3rd International IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking & Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles 2012, Anaheim, California, USA, December 3-7, 2012. p. 1591-1596. DOI : 10.1109/GLOCOMW.2012.6477823.
myCopter – Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Transportation Systems2011. International HELI World Conference, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2011.
myCopter – Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Transportation Systems.2011. European Rotorcraft Forum, Vergiate/Gallarate, Italy, September 13-15, 2011.
Aerial Locomotion in Cluttered Environments2011. 15th International Symposium on Robotics Research, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, August 28-September 1, 2011.
The Accuracy of Automatic Photogrammetric Techniques on Ultra-light UAV Imagery2011. UAV-g 2011 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zürich, CH, September 14-16, 2011.
myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Air Transport Systems2011. RAeS Rotorcraft Conference: The Future Rotorcraft – Enabling Capability Through the Application of Technology, London, UK, 15-16th June 2011.
Dealing with Mid-Air Collisions in Dense Collective Aerial SystemsJournal of Field Robotics. 2011. Vol. 28, num. 3, p. 405-423. DOI : 10.1002/rob.20385.
Review of Light-weight Payloads for MAVs and Experiments with Thermopiles
Communication-based Swarming for Flying Robots2010. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop on Network Science and Systems Issues in Multi-Robot Autonomy, Anchorage, Alaska, May 7, 2010.
How to control MAVs in cluttered environments?2009. Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicles at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2009), St-Louis, October 11-15.
optiPilot: control of take-off and landing using optic flow2009. European Micro Air Vehicle conference and competition 2009 (EMAV ’09), Delft, Netherland, September 14-17, 2009.
A time-of-travel motion detection chip for steering autonomous robots2008. Workshop on visual guidance systems for small autonomous aerial vehicles at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2008), Nice, 22 September 2008.
Near-obstacle flight with small UAVs2008. UAV’2008, Orlando, June 23-25, 2008.
Optic flow to control small UAVs2008. Workshop on visual guidance systems for small autonomous aerial vehicles at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2008), Nice, 22 September 2008.
Ishtar: a flexible and lightweight software for remote data access2008. European Micro Air Vehicle Conference EMAV08, Braunschweig, Germany, July 8-10, 2008.
Towards the Self Deploying Microglider, a biomimetic jumping and gliding robot2008. 4th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, June 1-6, 2008. p. 41-42.
Visual autopilot for near-obstacle flight
PL2274658; ES2389549; EP2274658; US2011029161; EP2274658; WO2009127907.2008.
Towards the Self Deploying Microglider; Gliding Flight and Bioinspired Wing Folding Mechanism2007. International Symposium on Flying Insects and Robots, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, August 12-17, 2007. p. 61-62.
A Simple and Robust Fixed-Wing Platform for Outdoor Flying Robot Experiments2007. International Symposium on Flying Insects and Robots, Monte Verità, Locarno, Switzerland, August 12-17, 2007. p. 69-70.
Quadrotor Using Minimal Sensing For Autonomous Indoor Flight2007. European Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition (EMAV2007), Toulouse, France, 17-21 September 2007.
Insect-inspired Autonomous Microflyer2007. International Symposium on Flying Insects and Robots, Monte Verità, Switzerland, Monte Verità, Locarno, Switzerland, August 12-17. p. 133-134.
Motion Detection Circuits for a Time-To-Travel Algorithm2007. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), New Orleans, 27-30 May. p. 3079-3082. DOI : 10.1109/ISCAS.2007.378059.
Optic-flow-based steering and altitude control for ultra-light indoor aircraft