Last week we where happy to learn that engineers at Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab have been using the Crazyflie 2.0 as a prototyping tool when creating the robot SCAMP – Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform.
This very impressing work centers around the ability for a drone to actually land on vertical surfaces. In addition to this the robot climb along that surface. Read more here and here. Really cool!
One of the future usages the researchers mention is to help out in the rescue work after earthquakes and other catastrophes. We are so proud that our drone is used in this research field!
5 comments on “Perching at Stanford using the Bitcraze Crazyflie”
This is totally awesome!
A step toward, waiting for synthetic setaes :)
Glad you like it! We’ve really enjoyed using the Crazyflie platform since it’s so easy to program and surprisingly robust to being slammed into the wall over and over again. We also used it to implement some failure recovery routines in on our other perching project (using gecko adhesives on smooth glass). You can check that out here: https://youtu.be/xhtbprB5Rqs and here: http://bdml.stanford.edu/uploads/Main/PerchingPublications/IROS_2015_Recovery.pdf.
Yes this project really made our day! Thanks for the links would you mind if we published this and the current paper on the website?