2018

20.12.2018 The Verge

A shape-shifting drone suggests the future of rescue missions [ Link ]

19.12.2018 Il Fatto Quotidiano

Il drone da soccorso che piega le ali come gli uccelli e cerca le persone scomparse nelle zone disastrate [ Link ]

16.12.2018 Robohub

A new drone can change its shape to fly through a narrow gap [ Link ]

14.12.2018 TechCrunch

This drone shrinks to fit [ Link ]

14.12.2018 CNET

Foldable drone can fit through tight spaces [ Link ]

14.12.2018 Arduino.cc

Drone morphs into the perfect shape in mid-air [ Link ]

14.12.2018 Drone Life

Agile Drones that Fold to get Through Tight Spaces [ Link ]

14.12.2018 ANSA

Il drone uccello, cambia forma in volo[ Link ]

14.12.2018 La Repubblica

Droni con 'ali pieghevoli' per passare ovunque[ Link ]

14.12.2018 Libero.it

Drone pieghevole, cambia forma in volo [ Link ]

14.12.2018 Drone Life

Agile Drones that Fold to get Through Tight Spaces [ Link ]

14.12.2018 Gadgets Now

This foldable drone can squeeze through narrow gaps [ Link ]

14.12.2018 Tages Anzeiger

Diese Drohne kommt überall durch [ Link ]

14.12.2018 AS.com

Este dron puede encogerse y agrandarse en pleno vuelo [ Link ]

13.12.2018 IEEE Spectrum

Foldable Drone Changes Its Shape in Mid-Air [ Link ]

13.12.2018 Popular Mechanics

This Foldable Drone Is a Flying Transformer [ Link ]

13.12.2018 The Economic Times

New foldable drone can squeeze through narrow gaps [ Link ]

13.12.2018 10 Daily

Foldable Drone Could Help Find Survivors Of Natural Disasters [ Link ]

13.12.2018 Microsiervos

Un cuadricoptero que se pliega en el aire para entrar en sitios estrechos[ Link ]

13.12.2018 Financial Express

New foldable drone can squeeze through narrow gaps [ Link ]

13.12.2018 RTS

Des chercheurs suisses developpent un drone capable de replier ses ailes [ Link ]

12.12.2018 ScienceDaily

New foldable drone flies through narrow holes in rescue missions [ Link ]

12.12.2018 Technology.org

New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions [ Link ]

12.12.2018 Tech Explorist

New foldable drone flies through narrow holes in rescue missions [ Link ]

12.12.2018 RSI

Un drone... pieghevole [ Link ]

12.12.2018 SlashGear

Folding rescue drone can transform its shape while in the air [ Link ]

12.12.2018 20 minutes

Un drone pliable pour des missions de sauvetage [ Link ]

12.12.2018 ComputerWorld

Drohne fliegt durch enge Löcher [ Link ]

12.12.2018 Blick

Drohne macht sich klein für Flug durch enge Spalten und Löcher [ Link ]

12.12.2018 Netzwoche

Neue faltbare Drohne fliegt durch enge Löcher zu Einsturzopfern [ Link ]

12.12.2018 Watson

Diese Drohnen machen sich klein für Flug durch enge Spalten und Löcher [ Link ]

30.08.2018Neue Zurcher Zeitung

Wie Robotikprofessor Scaramuzza Erdbebenopfern mit Drohnen helfen will [ Link ]

28.08.2018Switzerland Innovation Park

Grundlagen fuer schnellere autonome Drohnen im Hangar 3 getestet [ Link ]

16.08.2018SRF - 10Vor10

Maschinen unter uns: KI bei der Rettungsarbeit [ Link ]

07.08.2018Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement

Swiss Robotics - Use in disaster relief in the future [ Link ]

27.07.2018NZZ

An der Orientierung in unübersichtlichem Gelände scheitert die künstliche Intelligenz regelmässig - doch kristallisiert sich hier eine Lösung heraus [ Link ]

27.07.2018 SwissInfo.ch

After an earthquake, drones to the rescue? [ Link ]

19.07.2018SwissInfo.ch

Curious about drones? Here are the basics [ Link ]

10.07.2018NewScientist

Delivery drones can learn to see and dodge obstacles in-flight [ Link ]

05.07.2018Handelszeitung

Facebook baut in Zuerich weiter aus [ Link ]

01.07.2018Optics & Photonics

Rise of the Robots [ Link ]

27.06.2018Wired

Drones Just Learned to Fly Solo, Which Means Pro Racers May Soon Meet Their Match [ Link ]

14.06.2018UZH Magazin

Lernen im Flug [ Link ]

31.05.2018Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Qualcomm Announces the Winners of the European Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Program [ Link ]

16.05.2018 FudZilla

Boffins create low-powered drones which don’t need humans [ Link ]

16.05.2018 The Register

Boffins build smallest drone to fly itself with AI [ Link ]

14.05.2018 SiliconANGLE

Crossing the uncanny valley without losing our grip on AI’s value [ Link ]

14.05.2018 SPIE Digital Library

Autonomous agile vision-controlled drones: from frame to event vision [ Link ]

14.05.2018BusinessWire

Qualcomm Announces the Winners of the European Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Program [ Link ]

02.05.2018UZH

UZH Annual Report [ Link ]

27.04.2018Focus

Il drone impara... le dure regole della strada [ Link ]

11.04.2018Robotics and Automation News

Dynamic vision sensors and event cameras could reduce machine perception's computing workload [ Link ]

02.04.2018Business Insider Italia

Le aziende spiano i nostri selfie sui social per capire che marchi usiamo e creare nuovi prodotti [ Link ]

01.04.2018Unmanned Systems Technology

UAV highway safety code [ Link ]

14.02.2018La Repubblica

Tra alberi e palazzi ora il drone fa lo slalom [ Link ]

26.01.2018Drone Life

DroNet Algorithm Learns From Traffic to Navigate City Streets [ Link ]

26.01.2018The Robot Report

DroNet Teaches Drones to Autonomously Navigate Cities [ Link ]

26.01.2018ZDNet

Autonomous high flying drones learn to navigate by watching traffic below [ Link ]

26.01.2018Blick

Zürcher Algorithmus lenkt Drohnen sicher durch die Stadt [ Link ]

25.01.2018IEEE Spectrum

AI-Powered Drone Mimics Cars and Bikes to Navigate Through City Streets [ Link ]

24.01.2018Tages Anzeiger

Diese Drohne lernt durch Imitation [ Link ]

24.01.2018NZZ

So kommen Drohnen sicher durch die Stadt [ Link ]

24.01.2018Digital Trends

The DroNet algorithm teaches drones to navigate city streets like cars [ Link ]

23.01.2018Phys.org

Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles [ Link ]

23.01.2018Science Daily

Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles [ Link ]

23.01.2018Alpha Galileo

Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles [ Link ]

23.01.2018EurekAlert

Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles [ Link ]

23.01.2018MSN

Zürcher Algorithmus lenkt Drohnen sicher durch die Stadt [ Link ]

23.01.2018ORF Science

So kommen Drohnen sicher durch die Stadt [ Link ]

23.01.2018Watson

Zürcher Algorithmus lenkt Drohnen sicher durch die Stadt [ Link ]

23.01.2018Spektrum.de

Drohne lernt von Fahrradfahrern [ Link ]

23.01.2018PDDNet

Drones Learn To Navigate Autonomously By Imitating Cars And Bicycles [ Link ]

23.01.2018Blick am Abend

Sicher durch die Stadt [ Link ]

23.01.201820 Minuten

Uni macht Drohnenflüge sicherer [ Link ]

2017

14.12.2017NCCR Robotics

Integrative Demo of Aerial and Terrestrial Robots for Rescue Missions 1st November 2017[ Link ]

01.12.2017IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: Pepper at Work, Robot Muscles, and NASA's Next Rover[ Link ]

26.09.2017ZDNet

Bio-inspired retina allows drones to almost see in the dark with no motion blur[ Link ]

26.09.2017Robohub

Drones can almost see in the dark [ Link ]

26.09.2017Wwwhat's New

Drones que ven en la oscuridad usando retinas artificiales [ Link ]

25.09.2017IEEE Spectrum

Drone With Event Camera Takes First Autonomous Flight [ Link ]

25.09.2017TICbeat

La camara militar que permitira a los drones autonomos 'ver' en la oscuridad [ Link ]

24.09.2017IBTimes

Autonomous drones can now almost 'see in the dark' with this new camera [ Link ]

24.09.2017Sputnik International

Researchers Give Drones Almost-Human Sight: Tech Could Allow for non-GPS Use [ Link ]

21.09.2017SwissInfo

Zurich: des drones capables de s'orienter par faible visibilite' [ Link ]

21.09.201720min.ch

Des drones pour faciliter la recherche de disparus? [ Link ]

21.09.2017Research & Development

Drones That Can Almost See in the Dark [ Link ]

21.09.2017Tribune de Geneve

Des drones pour faciliter la recherche de disparus? [ Link ]

21.09.2017Le Matin

Zurich Des drones pour faciliter la recherche de disparus? [ Link ]

21.09.201724 Heures

Des drones pour faciliter la recherche de disparus? [ Link ]

21.09.2017Defense One

Swiss Researchers Invent Way to Let Mini Drones See in the Dark [ Link ]

20.09.2017MSN.com

Drohnen fuer die Suche nach Vermissten - auch bei wenig Licht [ Link ]

20.09.2017Phys.org

Drones can almost see in the dark [ Link ]

20.09.2017JuraForum.de

Drones can almost see in the dark [ Link ]

20.09.2017Wallstreet Online

Drohne mit Event-Kamera sieht auch in der Nacht [ Link ]

06.10.2017ICT Journal

Les robots du futur auront des yeux suisses [ Link ]

31.08.2017Tages Anzeiger

Scientifica - Fragen Und Antworten [ Link ]

10.02.2017Discovery Channel Canada

Collaborative Transport with Multiple MAVs [ Link ]

2016

Television

10.02.2016SRF Tagesschau

"Fliegende Spuerhunde" [ Link ]

Newspapers & Magazines

19.11.2016International Federation of Robotics

2016 World Robotics report

19.09.2016Alumni Magazine

"Autonomous Vision-based Navigation" [ Link ]

01.05.2016Science & Vie

"Les premiers drones à pouvoir se repérer tout seuls en forêt" [ Link ]

01.05.2016Technology Review

"Drohnen: Mehr Autonomie wagen" [ Link ]

22.01.2016Blick

"Was koennen Roboter heute eigentlich alles?" [ Link ]

Web

13.12.2016Digital Trends

"Daredevil Drones Can Navigate Narrow Gaps at High Speed" [ Link ]

09.12.2016MIT Technology Review

"Watch This Robotic Quadcopter Fly Aggressively Through Narrow Gaps" [ Link ]

05.10.2016Robohub

"Drone flight through narrow gaps using onboard sensing and computing" [ Link ]

28.09.2016DIY Drones

"PX4-based "aggressive quadcopter" navigates gaps with pure autonomy" [ Link ]

28.09.2016IEEE Spectrum

"Aggressive Quadrotors Conquer Gaps With Ultimate Autonomy" [ Link ]

16.05.2016Sensefly Waypoint

"A Question of Perception (Pt 2) - Talking Robo-Collaboration & Future Challenges & More with Prof. Scaramuzza" [ Link ]

18.04.2016Sensefly Waypoint

"A Question of Perception - Talking Autonomous Robot Navigation with Prof. Davide Scaramuzza" [ Link ]

05.04.2016NVIDIA GTC 2016

"Introduction of Opening Keynote (1:27-1:34)" [ Link ]

31.03.2016SPARC Robotics

"Why making robots is still hard" [ Link ]

29.03.2016CEMS

"The Digital Revolution in Partnership with Deloitte" [ Link ]

12.02.2016Discovery Channel Canada

"Autonomous search-and-rescue drones outperform humans at navigating forest trails" [ Link ]

11.02.2016The Verge

"Autonomous search-and-rescue drones outperform humans at navigating forest trails" [ Link ]

11.02.2016Wired

"This drone uses AI to find its way through a forest" [ Link ]

11.02.2016IEEE Spectrum

"AAAI Video Highlights: Drones Navigating Forests and Robot Boat Swarms" [ Link ]

10.02.2016NBC News

"Trail-Following Drones Could Locate and Guide Lost Hikers" [ Link ]

10.02.2016Gizmodo

"These Rescue Drones Search Forest Trails Like Robot Rangers" [ Link ]

10.02.2016The Washington Times

"Swiss researchers develop rescue drone that navigates forest trails better than a human" [ Link ]

10.02.2016Robohub

"Drones recognise and follow forest trails in search of lost people" [ Link ]

10.02.2016Popular Mechanics

"New Software Turns Drones into Bloodhounds that Could Track You Through the Woods" [ Link ]



2015

Television

7.07.2015SRF 10vor10

"Post aus der Luft" [ Link ]

Newspaper

14.08.2015Technische Rundschau

"Die autonome Drohne ist da!" [ Link ] [ PDF ]

14.04.2015Tages-Anzeiger

"Mit der Drohne ueber die Teppich-Stadt" [ Link ]

09.04.2015The Times of India

"New technology makes drones safer, smarter" [ Link ]

08.04.2015Bangalore Mirror

"Just toss it in the air and this drone will take off, land itself" [ Link ]

30.03.2015Blick

"Forscher ruesten Drohnen zu «Seiltaenzern» um" [ Link ]

30.03.201520 Minuten

"Forscher ruesten Drohnen zu Luftakrobaten auf" [ Link ]

01.01.2015EB-Navi

"Autonomous Vision-Controled Flying Robots (in German)" [ PDF ]

Web

31.10.2015Robots Podcast

"Embodied Quadrotors" [ Link ] [ RoboHub ]

21.09.2015Futurezone

"Wenn Drohnen mit eigenen Augen fliegen" [ Link ]

15.04.2015Robotics Business Review

"Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones" [ Link ]

14.04.2015IEEE Spectrum

"You Can Launch This Quadrotor by Throwing It in the Air" [ Link ]

10.04.2015Futura Sciences

"Un drone qui se stabilise comme un funambule" [ Link ]

09.04.2015De Ingenieur

"Full-safe drone" [ Link ]

08.04.2015Scientific Computing

"New Technology Making Drones Safer and Smarter" [ Link ]

08.04.2015engadget

"New technology keeps drones from crashing and burning" [ Link ]

07.04.2015gizmag

"System allows hampered drones to regain control and land safely" [ Link ]

31.03.2015moneycab

"Zuercher Forscher macht Drohnen zu 'Seiltaenzern'" [ Link ]

30.03.2015inside-it.ch

"Zuercher Forscher ruesten Drohnen zu Luftakrobaten auf" [ Link ]

30.03.2015Robohub

"Quadrotor automatically recovers from failure or aggressive launch, without GPS" [ Link ]

16.03.2015DailyMail

"Attack of the drones! Palm-sized machines and self-flying vehicles go on display in Germany" [ Link ]

05.03.2015UZH News

"Flying with Drones" [ Link ]

27.02.2015youBot Newsletter

"Aerial-guided navigation of the youBot" [ Link ]

16.02.2015Robohub

"Ground-Flight collaboration" [ Link ]

Radio

21.04.2015BBC

"Drones Under Control" [ Link ]



2014

Newspaper

14.12.2014SonntagsBlick

"Die 50 wichtigsten Fragen" [ PDF ] [ Link ]

12.10.2014SonntagsBlick

"Die schlauste Drohne der Welt kommt aus Zuerich" [ Link ]

12.06.2014Augsburger Allgemeine

"Quadrocopter steuert aus der Luft Robotereinsatz" [ Link ]

04.06.2014Pressebox

"KUKA Innovation Award verliehen" [ Link ]

Public Exhibitions

22.10.2014NCCR Site visit, Lausanne

Video ]

3.-6.06.2014AUTOMATICA, Munich

31,000 visitors [ Link ] [ Video ]

Web

01.12.2014UZH News

"Die gute Drohne" [ Link ]

07.10.2014IEEE Spectrum

"Dynamic Vision Sensors Enable High-Speed Maneuvers With Robots" [ Link ]

10.06.2014Robohub

"Research Group from University of Zurich wins KUKA Innovation Award" [ Link ]

05.06.2014UZH News

"Erster Preis fuer Zuercher Flugroboter" [ Link ]

01.06.2014SPARC Robotics

"Stories of Success: Enabling researchers to innovate in small scale for the factory of the future" [ Link ]

30.05.2014MIT News

"Think fast, robot" [ Link ]



2013

Television

02.12.2013SRF 10vor10

"Drohnen als Postboten" [ Video ] [ Link ]

07.11.2013Arte X:enius

"Drohnen - Nuetzliches Werkzeug oder toedliche Waffe?" [ German ] [ French ] [ Link ]

29.04.2013RTS nouvo

"Des drones pour sauver des vies" [ Link ]

Newspaper

13.05.2014Neue Luzerner Zeitung

"Drohnen: Die Vielfalt scheint unbegrenzt" [ PDF ]

03.12.201320 Minuten

"Amazon-Drohne hebt noch lange nicht ab" [ PDF ]

29.08.2013Die Zeit

"Die fliegenden Kuriere" [ Link ]

28.02.2013Weltwoche

"Der Spion vor deinem Fenster" [ PDF ]

Radio

02.12.2013Radio 24 Tag

"Amazon revolutioniert Bestellservice" [ MP3 ]

31.08.2013Regionaljournal ZH/SH, SRF 1

"Fuer den Kriseneinsatz: Uni Zuerich zeigt Roboter-Duo" [ MP3 ] [ Link ]

Public Exhibitions

23.-25.10.2013tunZurich, Zurich

Link ]

31.08.-01.09.2013Scientifica, Zurich

20,000 visitors [ Link ]

20.04.2013Festival de Robotique, EPFL Lausanne

17,000 visitors [ Video ] [ Link ]

09.03.2013Robots on Tour, Zurich

4,000 visitors [ Link ]

Web

31.03.2013IEEE Spectrum

"UZH Wishes Us All a Happy Robot Easter" [ Link ]

31.03.2013Gizmodo

"Robots Save Easter After Negligent Bunny Makes A Mess Of Everything" [ Link ]



2012

Newspaper

11.11.2012SonntagsZeitung

"Die Dressur der Drohnen" [ PDF ]

01.09.2012MIT Technology Review Magazine

"Roboter fliegen mit Teamgeist" [ Link ]

Web

25.10.2012TEDxZurich

"Autonomous Flying Robots" [ Link ]

03.05.2012IEEE Spectrum

"sFly Quadrotors Navigate Outdoors All By Themselves" [ Link ]

Video Highlights

December 13, 2018

We present the first foldable drone that can guarantee stable flight with any configuration. It can squeeze to fly through narrow gaps. Read the paper for further details.

December 6, 2018

We release the code of Perception-Aware Model Predictive Control (PAMPC). PAMPC allows drones to navigate trajectory while keeping the visibility of a point of interest (a gate, a gap, texture). Paper.

October 16, 2018

We combined deep networks, local VIO, Kalman filtering, and optimal control to achieve ultimate speed for autonomous drone racing. Paper describing the approach.

October 3, 2018

Our performance at the IROS'18 Autonomous Drone Race Competition, where we won the 1st place passing all 8 gates in just 30 seconds and outracing the 2nd placing team by a factor of 2! We combined deep networks, local VIO, Kalman filtering, and optimal control. Paper describing the approach.

June 18, 2018

Event cameras allow predicting the steering angle of a car more robustly and accurately at night and high dynamic range scenes than a standard camera. Paper.

March 23, 2018

Watch the first ever autonomous quadrotor flight with an event camera using our UltimateSLAM. RAL'18 paper.

March 22, 2018

UltimateSLAM combines, images events, and IMU to achieve the ultimate visual SLAM performance: up to 85% accuracy improvement over VIO with standard cameras! Paper. Project webpage

January 23, 2018

DroNet is a Deep Neural Network architecture that makes drones able to fly autonomously and safely in the streets of a city, among other vehicles, by imitating the behavior of cars and bicycles! Video, Paper, Datasets.

May 19, 2017

Check out our latest work on active exposure control for robust visual odometry in high dynamic range environments: ICRA'17 paper.

April 4, 2017

We release the first public, large-scale dataset recorded with a drone in an urban environment at low altitudes (5-15m). Dataset here.

December 20, 2016

Check out our latest work, EVO, on Event-based, 6-DOF Parallel Tracking and Mapping in Real-time: RA-L'16 paper.

September 27, 2016

Check out our latest work on agile quadrotor flight through narrow gaps with onboard sensing and computing: More info here.

September 12, 2016

Check out our latest work on Event-based Multi-View Stereo, which uses a single, continuously moving event camera for accurate 3D reconstruction! BMVC'16 paper.

February 10, 2016

We used Deep Neural Networks to teach our drones to recognize and follow forest trails to search for missing people. Journal Paper. More info.

May 25, 2016

Our active volumetric reconstruction software framework is now released open source. More details in our ICRA'16 paper.

March 30, 2015

Our latest work on failure recovery from aggressive flight and how to launch a quadrotor by throwing it in the air! ICRA'15 paper.

March 30, 2015

Our latest work on autonomous landing-site detection and landing with onboard monocular vision! ICRA'15 paper.

February 1, 2015

To celebrate our lab's 3-year anniversary, we summarize in this clip our main achievements, projects, awards, exhibitions, and upcoming videos!

October 24, 2014

Our latest work on Aerial-guided Navigation of a Ground Robot among Movable Obstacles. More details in our SSRR'14 paper.

September 15, 2014

Our latest work on event-based vision: 6-DOF Pose Tracking for High-Speed Maneuvers. More details in our IROS'14 paper.

September 6, 2014

Our quadrotor demo trailer: autonomous navigation, live dense 3D reconstruction, and collaborative grasping.

June 6, 2014

Our demo at the KUKA Innovation Award that shows the collaboration of flying and ground robots for search-and-rescue missions

February 25, 2014

Autonomous Vision-based Flight over a Disaster Zone using SVO (more details)

February 19, 2014

SVO - our new visual odometry pipeline for MAV state estimation. More details in our ICRA'14 paper.

February 19, 2014

Our latest work on probabilistic, monocular dense reconstruction in real time. More details in our ICRA'14 paper.

November 20, 2013

RPG was featured on the German-French TV channel ARTE in their science programme X:enius. The French version is available here.

August 7, 2013

Watch the video for our new IROS'13 paper "Collaborative Monocular SLAM with Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles".

October 25, 2012

Autonomous Vision-Controlled Micro Flying Robots: Davide Scaramuzza at TEDxZurich.