Today I gave the first lecture at the World Horti Center (WHC). The WHC is going to be an important international hub for innovations in the horticulture sector. During the lecture, I explained my vision on how swarms of drones will be able to contribute to precision agriculture indoors. Hopefully this is the first step on the way to having drones contribute to important matters such as the reduction of water and pesticide use in horticulture.
First lecture at the world horti center
Yesterday I went to the first Dutch drone festival to talk about (and demonstrate) small autonomous flying robots. This weekend the festival in Hilv ersum Media Park continues, for instance with FPV drone racing workshops!
Today I gave a lecture on smart robots at the Delft Science Center, discussing the intelligence of big robots such as self-driving cars and small robots, such as lightweight drones. Great to see such a mix of young and old people interested enough in this topic to sacrifice a sunny Sunday morning for it
Today, the journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics published my article on seeing distances with one eye.
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This month, Springer published our DelFly book!
Yesterday I gave a keynote speech on tiny autonomous drones at the Aerial Robotics symposium in Paris. The symposium featured some very interesting talks, ranging from how a drone can fly endlessly like an albatross (by exploiting the wind gradient close to the ocean surface) to drones that can eject themselves from the water in a similar manner as flying squids do!
Just renewed my web site, making it more accessible and more suitable for viewing on mobile platforms!