The Nao Platform is used in various projects related to both technical and human-robot interaction aspects. We are particularly interested in social and cognitive robots
Zebro is power and computational autonomous robot designed on the foundations of RHex. Zebro is designed for education and research to study and develop novel control methodologies for complex robot platforms towards advancing the fields of Control Theory, Estimation Theory, Machine Learning, A.I. and Robotics.
The main research topic of the project is to investigate various methods and develop new techniques in the area of distributed sensing and control for multiple mobile agents. The research efforts will focus on algorithm and methodology development for multi-agent control systems with particular emphasis on developing and testing cooperative path planning methods with coordination and consensus protocols in a distributed environment.
Hyperbody's robotics lab at the RDM researches modes of robotic production that scale to architectural proportion. By means of robotic hot wire cutting, the design, fabrication and construction of the large scale prototypes are explored.
TouchSpace is an installation that gives a new definition to furniture by its interactive relation with the users. It is not only an 'object' but also provides a spatial qualification by its user-changeable soundscapes.
The smallest aircraft in the world, the Delfly Micro, was recently unveiled by TU Delft’s MavLab. The Delfly, which resembles a dragonfly, is a spin-off of a student project that began in 2005. The Delfly Micro measures just 10 cm from wingtip to wingtip and weighs only 3 grams.
Phides is a 2D running robot with actuated hips and knees attached to a boom construction. The knee joints have a spring in parallel with the actuator for energy storage and release and have a spring in series with the actuator to reduce damaging impact forces on the actuator.
Delfi-C3 is the first university-class satellite and also the first nano-satellite from the Netherlands. In 2004, at the Delft University of Technology, students supported by staff members initiated this project with the following objectives. It was launched on 28 April 2008 from India. Delfi-C3 is a full mission success and is still operational! Spin off company ISIS is currently a world market leader in providing CubeSat technology.
Delft University develops powerful, versatile, lightweight robotic grippers. Clever mechanisms assure a powerful and robust grip on widely varying objects with a minimum of sensing and control, such as Bell Peppers for the food industry.