Drones 2021

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period19 Jan 2021 → 22 Jan 2021

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleDrone imita movimentos de insetos voadores para passar por ambientes complexos
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMundo canectado
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    CountryBrazil
    Date22/01/21
    DescriptionPesquisadores da Universidade Westphalian de Ciências Aplicadas e da Universidade de Tecnologia de Delft (TU Delft) desenvolveram um controle baseado em fluxo óptico para drones depois de analisar como insetos voadores resolvem problemas complexos, como pousar e evitar obstáculos durante o voo.
    Producer/AuthorFabio Rosolen
    URLhttps://mundoconectado.com.br/noticias/v/17085/drone-imita-movimentos-de-insetos-voadores-para-passar-por-ambientes-complexos
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleDrones navigeren beter als ze ook leren kijken naar textuur, kleur en vorm
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEngineers online
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag
    CountryNetherlands
    Date21/01/21
    Descriptionen bij kan schijnbaar moeiteloos navigeren tussen bloemen en langs obstakels. Je vraagt je misschien af hoe het komt dat zo’n klein insect, zo perfect zijn weg kan vinden? Die vliegkunst is voor een deel verklaarbaar door het concept ‘optische flow’, wat betekent dat insecten de snelheid waarnemen waarmee objecten zich door hun gezichtsveld verplaatsen. Roboticaonderzoekers proberen dat na te bootsen met vliegende robots.
    Producer/Authorredactie
    URLhttps://www.engineersonline.nl/nieuws/id33779-drones-navigeren-beter-als-ze-ook-leren-kijken-naar-textuur-kleur-en-vorm-video.html
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleThis drone mimics insects to solve complex flight tasks midair
    Media name/outletDronedj.com
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Date21/01/21
    DescriptionResearchers from the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and TU Delft have developed optical-flow-based control for drones by looking at how flying insects solve complex problems such as landing and avoiding obstacles.
    Producer/AuthorJosh Spires
    URLhttps://dronedj.com/2021/01/21/this-drone-mimics-insects-to-solve-complex-flight-tasks-midair/
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleBioinspiration: Von Libellen und Bienen lernen
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHeise
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    CountryGermany
    Date21/01/21
    DescriptionDas Funktionsprinzip der Fangmaske der Libellenlarven und der optische Fluss der Bienen beschäftigt deutsche und niederländische Forschende.
    Producer/AuthorAndreas Wilkens
    URLhttps://www.heise.de/news/Bioinspiration-Von-Libellen-und-Bienen-lernen-5031339.html
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleBio-Inspired Drones Read Textures to Improve AI Vision
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInteresting engineering
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    CountryNetherlands
    Date20/01/21
    DescriptionThe researchers based their new drone AI process on honey bees' use of optical flow.
    Producer/AuthorChris Young
    URLhttps://interestingengineering.com/bio-inspired-drones-read-textures-to-improve-ai-vision
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleDrones navigeren beter als ze ook leren kijken naar textuur, kleur en vorm
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTU Delft
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    CountryNetherlands
    Date19/01/21
    DescriptionEen bij kan schijnbaar moeiteloos navigeren tussen bloemen en langs obstakels. Je vraagt je misschien af hoe het komt dat zo’n klein insect, zo perfect zijn weg kan vinden? Die vliegkunst is voor een deel verklaarbaar door het concept ‘optische flow’, wat betekent dat insecten de snelheid waarnemen waarmee objecten zich door hun gezichtsveld verplaatsen. Roboticaonderzoekers proberen dat na te bootsen met vliegende robots, maar dat is tot op heden maar ten dele gelukt. Daarom presenteert een team van de TU Delft en de Westfälische Hochschule een op optische flow gebaseerd leerproces waarmee robots afstanden kunnen inschatten op basis van de visuele eigenschappen (vorm, kleur, textuur) van zichtbare objecten. Deze op kunstmatige intelligentie gebaseerde leerstrategie verbetert de navigatievaardigheden van kleine vliegende drones en biedt een nieuwe hypothese over de intelligentie van insecten. Het artikel verschijnt vandaag in Nature Machine Intelligence.
    Producer/AuthorWebredactie
    URLhttps://www.tudelft.nl/2021/tu-delft/drones-navigeren-beter-als-ze-ook-leren-kijken-naar-textuur-kleur-en-vorm
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleAppreciating a flower’s texture, color, and shape leads to better drone landings
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTU Delft
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag
    CountryNetherlands
    Date19/01/21
    DescriptionIf you ever saw a honeybee hopping elegantly from flower to flower or avoiding you as you passed by, you may have wondered how such a tiny insect has such perfect navigation skills. These flying insects’ skills are partially explained by the concept of optical flow: they perceive the speed with which objects move through their field of view. Robotics researchers have tried to mimic these strategies on flying robots, but with limited success. A team of TU Delft and the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences researchers therefore present an optical flow-based learning process that allows robots to estimate distances through the visual appearance (shape, color, texture) of the objects in view. This artificial intelligence (AI)-based learning strategy increases the navigation skills of small flying drones and entails a new hypothesis on insect intelligence. The article is published today in Nature Machine Intelligence.
    Producer/Authorwebredactie
    URLhttps://www.tudelft.nl/en/2021/tu-delft/appreciating-a-flowers-texture-color-and-shape-leads-to-better-drone-landings
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleAppreciating a flower's texture, color, and shape leads to better drone landings
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurek Alert
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    CountryNetherlands
    Date19/01/21
    DescriptionIf you ever saw a honeybee hopping elegantly from flower to flower or avoiding you as you passed by, you may have wondered how such a tiny insect has such perfect navigation skills. These flying insects' skills are partially explained by the concept of optical flow: they perceive the speed with which objects move through their field of view. Robotics researchers have tried to mimic these strategies on flying robots, but with limited success. A team of TU Delft and the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences researchers therefore present an optical flow-based learning process that allows robots to estimate distances through the visual appearance (shape, color, texture) of the objects in view. This artificial intelligence (AI)-based learning strategy increases the navigation skills of small flying drones and entails a new hypothesis on insect intelligence. The article is published today in Nature Machine Intelligence.
    Producer/Authorredactie
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/duot-aaf011821.php
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon