Biomorphic Drones for Ecological Monitoring

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


Forests and their biodiversity enable human life on Earth. Yet our relationship with nature is broken with forests and biodiversity being lost at alarming rates. It is vital that we learn how to protect and conserve these forests, while being able to sustainably exploit them for our demands. So far, we have not managed to do so, as we lack data from within these ecosystems for holistic understanding. With the development of electronic technology, soft material, vision, control and perception technology, drones have become a low-cost, flexible, and an efficient alternative for forest ecological monitoring. However, multi-rotors have some inherent shortcomings, such as high noise emissions and low endurance. Therefore, in this project I will focus on the design and control of a novel fixed-wing drone inspired by forest dwellers, addressing challenges in noise emission and endurance.
Period2 Dec 2022
Event titleBioMorphic Intelligence Lab Kick-off Event and Symposium
Event typeConference
Conference number1
LocationDelft, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational