Swarm exploration 2019

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period23 Oct 2019 → 23 Dec 2019

Media coverage

13

Media coverage

  • TitleDomme robotdrones werken slim samen: Op bezoek bij het dronelab van de TU Delft
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletKennislink
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 Pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date23/12/19
    DescriptionIndividueel zijn de kleine drones die de TU Delft ontwikkelt behoorlijk dom, maar door samen te werken kunnen ze razendsnel en goed slachtoffers in een brandend gebouw opsporen. NEMO Kennislink ging naar het lab waar wetenschappers de robotvliegjes maken met de vraag wat intelligentie is.
    Producer/AuthorRobert Visscher
    URLhttps://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/domme-robotdrones-werken-slim-samen/
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleSearch and Rescue May See Help from Swarms of Tiny Drones
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhotonics media
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date15/11/19
    DescriptionResearchers from Delft University of Technology demonstrated a swarm of tiny drones equipped with optical sensors that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves.
    URLhttps://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=65309
    PersonsK.N. McGuire
  • TitleStudy Explores Using Swarm of Tiny Drones to Transform Search-and-Rescue Operations
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEngineering.com
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date8/11/19
    DescriptionResearchers recently released a study detailing the results of their project in the field of swarm robotics. A joint research team worked on the project for four years, exploring the use of tiny, autonomous 33-gram drones. The researchers were inspired by insect swarms. While insects tend to be limited individually, they are able to surpass limitations when operating in a swarm. By applying the same processes to small robots, they become capable of performing tasks typically difficult for large, individual robots.
    Producer/AuthorDenrie Caila Perez
    URLhttps://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/19680/Study-Explores-Using-Swarm-of-Tiny-Drones-to-Transform-Search-and-Rescue-Operations.aspx
    PersonsK.N. McGuire, G.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleZwerm kleine drones verkent onbekende omgeving
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTU Delft
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date30/10/19
    DescriptionOnderzoekers hebben een zwerm piepkleine drones gepresenteerd die geheel zelfstandig een onbekende omgeving kan verkennen. Dit werk, dat op 23 oktober is gepubliceerd in Science Robotics, is een belangrijke stap vooruit binnen het vakgebied van de zwermrobotica. De uitdaging zit hem in het feit dat de piepkleine, 33 gram wegende drones autonoom moeten navigeren met zeer beperkte sensoren en rekencapaciteit. Het gezamenlijke onderzoeksteam – bestaande uit onderzoekers van de TU Delft, de Universiteit van Liverpool en de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen – hebben deze uitdaging opgelost door zich te laten inspireren door de relatieve eenvoud waarmee insecten hun weg vinden.
    Producer/Authorredactie
    URLhttps://www.tudelft.nl/2019/tu-delft/zwerm-kleine-drones-verkent-onbekende-omgeving/
    PersonsK.N. McGuire, C. de Wagter, G.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleActing Like Bees, Tiny Drones Find Their Way Through Unknown Environments
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTech Briefs
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date29/10/19
    DescriptionA group of researchers has developed a more minimal, map-less approach – one that takes after the bee.
    Producer/AuthorBilly Hurley
    URLhttps://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/tb/stories/blog/35522?m=1051
    PersonsK.N. McGuire, G.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleThis Swarm of Search and Rescue Drones Can Explore Without Human Help
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDiscover magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date28/10/19
    DescriptionIn 2008, a fire ripped through the architectural building at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Firefighters got the burn under control, but afterward, the school wanted to know if any furniture was salvageable.
    Producer/AuthorJennifer Walter
    URLblogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/10/28/this-swarm-of-search-and-rescue-drones-can-explore-without-human-help/#.XcvGhNV7mUn
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleDeze zwerm mini-drones is geïnspireerd op insecten
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNPO radio 1: Nieuws en Co
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag. radio uitzending 5:30 min.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date26/10/19
    DescriptionEen grote ruimte verkennen is voor een drone een hele klus. Maar met een zwerm piepkleine drones kan het al in een paar minuten, bewezen Nederlandse onderzoekers. Nieuws en Co nam een kijkje in hun lab aan de TU Delft.
    Producer/AuthorGuus Schoonewille
    URLhttps://www.nporadio1.nl/wetenschap-techniek/19540-deze-zwerm-mini-drones-is-geinspireerd-op-insecten
    PersonsC. de Wagter, G.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleSwarms of tiny drones can look for disaster survivors
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Times
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Date24/10/19
    DescriptionAn earthquake has hit and people are trapped inside a building. But the ceilings are unsafe, masonry is falling and you can’t risk putting rescuers in for any longer than necessary. What do you do? You send in the drone swarm.
    Producer/AuthorTom Whipple
    URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/swarms-of-tiny-drones-could-look-for-disaster-survivors-ds6975l9d
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleMini drone swarm explores building without central control, GPS, mapping or memory
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletElectronics weekly
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date24/10/19
    DescriptionSwarms of drones with limited resources can effectively search an environment, according to the Technical University of Delft, which has invented an algorithm to make it all work – without guidance from a central computer.
    Producer/Author Steve Bush
    URLhttps://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/research-news/mini-drone-swarm-auto-explores-building-without-gps-mapping-memory-2019-10/
    PersonsK.N. McGuire
  • TitleInsects inspire swarm of search and rescue drones
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Engineer
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date24/10/19
    DescriptionInsects have inspired an international team of researchers to create a swarm of tiny lightweight drones that autonomously explore unknown environments.
    Producer/Authorredactie
    URLhttps://www.theengineer.co.uk/insect-swarm-drones-rescue/
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon, K.N. McGuire
  • TitleSwarm exploration by tiny flying robots
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYouTube
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size2:40 min.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date23/10/19
    Producer/AuthorTU Delft
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgMKiIEbfN8&list=PL_KSX9GOn2P9okvQGaGMP7KdXmF-7_iSV
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon, K.N. McGuire
  • TitleReal-world Tests: 6 CrazyFlies
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYouTube
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size6:26 min.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date23/10/19
    Producer/AuthorTU Delft
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU4wsxwM1No&list=PL_KSX9GOn2P9okvQGaGMP7KdXmF-7_iSV&index=3
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon, K.N. McGuire
  • Title'Insectenalgoritme' helpt zwerm minidrones
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDe Ingenieur
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date23/10/19
    DescriptionZe wegen slechts 33 gram, hebben nauwelijks sensoren en maar zeer beperkte rekenkracht. Toch kunnen nieuw ontwikkelde minidrones gezamenlijk een onbekende omgeving verkennen.
    Producer/Authorredacite
    URLhttps://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/insectenalgoritme-helpt-zwerm-minidrones
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon, K.N. McGuire, C. de Wagter

Media contributions

3

Media contributions

  • TitleDe opkomst van de robotzwerm: van reddingsacties tot vuurwerkshows
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDe Vokskrant
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date8/11/19
    DescriptionIn bossen speuren naar branden, in gebouwen zoeken naar overlevenden: soms heb je aan één robot niet genoeg. Dan kan de robotzwerm redding brengen. Maar eerst het lab eens uit zien te komen.
    Producer/AuthorNiels Waarlo
    URLhttps://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/de-opkomst-van-de-robotzwerm-van-reddingsacties-tot-vuurwerkshows~b9ff8e47/
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon, K.N. McGuire
  • TitleDelftse minidrone met 'insectenalgoritme'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBNR technologie
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size4:30 min.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date25/10/19
    DescriptionZe wegen slechts 33 gram, hebben nauwelijks sensoren en kunnen niet heel goed nadenken. Toch zijn de nieuwe minidrones van de TU Delft wél nuttig.
    URLhttps://www.bnr.nl/nieuws/technologie/10393107/delftse-minidrone-met-insectenalgoritme
    PersonsG.C.H.E. de Croon
  • TitleSwarm of tiny drones explores unknown environments
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date23/10/19
    DescriptionResearchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. This work, presented in Science Robotics on 23 October, forms a significant step in the field of swarm robotics. The challenge comes from the fact that the tiny 33-gram drones need to navigate autonomously while having extremely limited sensing and computational capabilities. The joint research team – with researchers from TU Delft, University of Liverpool and Radboud University of Nijmegen – tackled this challenge by drawing inspiration from the relative simplicity of insect navigation.
    URLhttps://www.tudelft.nl/en/2019/tu-delft/swarm-of-tiny-drones-explores-unknown-environments/
    PersonsK.N. McGuire, C. de Wagter, K. Tuyls, H. Kappen , G.C.H.E. de Croon