‘IDSC Tailsitter’ flying robot performs vertical loops and easily transitions between hover and forward flight

The IDSC Tailsitter has been designed at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, as a testbed for novel control algorithms for tailsitter vehicles. The goal of the project is to dev...
28 July 2016, by

This flying machine uses ducted fans for propulsion and control

The Flying Platform is a new flying machine developed at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich. Its purpose is to study the use of electric ducted fans as control and propulsion ...
05 January 2016, by

Quadrocopter failsafe algorithm: Recovery after propeller loss

UPDATE 04/03/2014: In this video update, we show that a quadrocopter can be safely piloted by hand after a motor fails, without the aid of a motion capture system. This follows our previous video, ...
04 March 2014, by

Cubli – A cube that can jump up, balance, and walk across your desk

Update: New video of final robot! My colleagues at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich have created [tweetquote]a small robotic cube that can autonomously jump up and balance o...
20 December 2013, by and

The Swinging Blind Juggler

How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Child's Garden of Verses by Robert L. Stephenson...
03 May 2013, by

Video: Throwing and catching an inverted pendulum – with quadrocopters

Two of the most challenging problems tackled with quadrocopters so far are balancing an inverted pendulum and juggling balls. My colleagues at ETH Zurich's Flying Machine Arena have now combined the t...
21 February 2013, by

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Surrounded by his quadrocopter drones on stage, Raffaello D’Andrea explains feedback control and talks about the coming Machine Revolution

During the 20 minute presentation, Raffaello D'Andrea revealed some of the key concepts behind his group's impressive demonstrations of quadrocopters juggling, throwing and catching balls, dancing, an...
04 February 2013, by

Video: Watch flying robots cooperate, throw and catch balls   My colleagues at the ETH Zurich's Flying Machine Arena have just released a new video. Here is what Robin Ritz, Lead Researcher on the project, has ...
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