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.
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.
SwarmLab: a MATLAB Drone Swarm Simulator2020. 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, USA (but held online), Octobre 25-29, 2020.
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.
Euler Spring Collision Protection for Flying Robots2013. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, November 3-7, 2013.
A Flying Robot with Adaptive Morphology for Multi-Modal Locomotion2013. IROS 13, Tokyo, Japan, November 3-6, 2013. p. 1361-1366.
Contact-based navigation for an autonomous flying robot2013. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, November 3-7, 2013. p. 3987-3992.
Testbed for Fast-Deployable Flying WiFi Networks2013. FOURTH NORDIC WORKSHOP ON SYSTEM AND NETWORK OPTIMIZATION FOR WIRELESS, Kittila, Finland, 2013.
Representation of Vehicle Dynamics in Haptic Teleoperation of Aerial Robots2013. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, May 6-10, 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.
Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from Micro Air Vehicles2012. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, October 7-12, 2012.. p. 4737-4742.
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.
Indoor Navigation with a Swarm of Flying Robots2012. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 14-18, 2012.
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.
The EPFL jumpglider: A hybrid jumping and gliding robot with rigid or folding wings2011. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Phuket, Thailand, December 7-11, 2011.
Reynolds flocking in reality with fixed-wing robots: communication range vs. maximum turning rate2011. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2011), San Francisco, September 25-30, 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
Energy-Time Efficiency in Aerial Swarm Deployment2010. 10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems., EPFL, Lasuaance, Switzerland, November 1-3, 2010.
Beat-based synchronization and steering for groups of fixed-wing flying robots2010. International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 1-3, 2010.
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.
Communication-based Leashing of Real Flying Robots2010. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2010). p. 15-20.
Autonomous flight at low altitude with vision-based collision avoidance and GPS-based path following2010. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage, Alaska, May 3-8, 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 Minimalist Control Strategy for Small UAVs2009. 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems (IROS), St. Louis, October 11-15, 2009. p. 2873-2878.
A Miniature Jumping Robot with Self-Recovery Capabilities2009. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, October 11-15, 2009. p. 583-588.
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.
Energy Management for Indoor Hovering Robots2008. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2008), Nice, France, September 22-26, 2008.
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.
3D Vision-based Navigation for Indoor Microflyers2007. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’07), Roma, Italy, April 10th-14th, 2007.
A 10-gram Microflyer for Vision-based Indoor Navigation2006. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2006), Beijing, China, October 9-15. p. 3267-3272.
Vision-based Altitude and Pitch Estimation for Ultra-light Indoor Aircraft2006. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’06), Orlando, FL, May, 2006. p. 2836-2841.
Toward 30-gram Autonomous Indoor Aircraft: Vision-based Obstacle Avoidance and Altitude Control2005. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’2005), Barcelona, 18-22 April.
Optic-flow-based steering and altitude control for ultra-light indoor aircraft