Atalanta is a mechatronic butterfly who is capable of configuring and adapting itself and fly around in an environment such as a home, office, boat, car etc. The Atalanta is self-supporting with respect to energy management, localization and navigation. This project has challenges in many areas, such as low-energy consumption, advanced power supply, micro actuators, wireless communication and swarm behaviour, sensors for in-flight navigation and localization.
Goal of this project is not the realization of a final product, but the spin-off and knowledge created in the research and prototyping phase.
CRCS project ends – 15-9-2015 – by L. van Gijsel
The CRSC project, a sub-project of Atalanta, looking at several ways to control a flapping wing vehicle, is about to finalize. As a result, the phd student from TUD Hugo Peters, will soon defend his dissertation.