Slawomir Sander (Grzonka)

Samir Bouabdallah, Christian Bermes, Slawomir Grzonka, Christiane Gimkiewicz, Alain Brenzikofer, Robert Hahn, Dario Schafroth, Giorgio Grisetti, Wolfram Burgard, Roland Siegwart

Towards Palm-Size Autonomous Helicopters

the muFly EU project started in 2006 with the idea to build an autonomous micro helicopter, comparable in size and weight to a small bird. Several scientific and technological objectives were identified. This spanned from system-level integration, high efficiency micro-actuation, highly integrated micro vision sensors and IMUs and also low processing power navigation algorithms. This paper shows how most of these objectives were reached, describing the approach and the role of each partner during the whole project. The paper describes also the technological developments achieved like the 80 g, 17 cm micro robotic-helicopter, the 8 g omnidirectional and steady-state laser scanner, the uIMU, the highly efficient micro motors, the high power-density fuel-cell and the successful graph-based navigation algorithms.


author = {Bouabdallah, S. and Bermes, C. and Grzonka, S. and Gimkiewicz, C. and Brenzikofer, A. and Hahn, R. and Schafroth, D. and Grisetti, G. and Burgard, W. and Siegwart, R. },
title = {Towards Palm-Size Autonomous Helicopters},
booktitle ={International Conference and Exhibition on Unmanned Areal Vehicles (UAV)},
ADDRESS = {Dubai, UAE},
year = {2010},

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