Micro Aerial Vehicles
We are interested in problems related to flight dynamics and control of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). Currently, we have AscTec Hummingbird quadcopters and Crazyflie 2.0 nanoquadcopters for implementation of custom flight controllers. The indoor flight arena is equipped with motion capture cameras from OptiTrack.
Following the flight control work of an insect-scale flapping-wing device at Harvard Microrobotics Lab by the PI, we are designing and manufacturing a centimeter-scale dragonfly-inspired robot.
Biologically Inspired Robots
We are particularly interested in taking inspirations from biology and implement them on robotic or engineering systems. Insects have offered us solution to re-create flight at micro-scale (via flapping-wing), where fixed-wing devices fail to generate sufficient lift due to increased viscous force at low Reynolds number. Other research topics include multi-agent systems, decentralised control, and walking and hopping.