IMAV2017 Awards

Outdoor

  1. INSTINCT COUGAR – National University of Singapore
  2. AKAMAV – Technischen Universität Braunschweig
  3. FLY EAGLE – Beijing Institute of Technology

Indoor

  1. INSTINCT COUGAR – National University of Singapore
  2. CVAR-UPM – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  3. MAVLAB – TUDELFT

Team Parade Trophy

  1. ENAC – Ecole National de l’Avioation Civile

Treasure Hunt Challenge

  1. ISAE – ISAE SUPAERO

Record Breaking Challenge

  1. RMIT – RMIT University

Virtual Challenge

  1. AUTMAV – Tehran Polytechnic

Special Prize: System

  1. MAVLAB – TUDELFT

Special Prize: Design

  1. MIP – Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Best Paper Award

[1]

[1] [pdf] C. De Wagter, M. Karásek, and G. de Croon, “Quad-thopter: tailless flapping wing robot with 4 pairs of wings,” in International micro air vehicle conference and flight competition 2017, Toulouse, France, 2017, p. 249–256.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2017:c_wagter_et_al,
author = {Christophe {De Wagter} and Matej Kar{\'a}sek and Guido de Croon},
editor = {J.-M. Moschetta, G. Hattenberger, H. de Plinval},
title = {Quad-thopter: Tailless Flapping Wing Robot with 4 Pairs of Wings},
year = {2017},
month = {Sep},
day = {18-22},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition 2017},
address = {Toulouse, France},
pages = {249--256},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2017/263_imav2017_proceedings.pdf}
}

IMAV2016 Competition Results

Outdoor

  1. AKAMAV, Germany
  2. ISAE, France
  3. SCV, Korea

Indoor

  1. KN2C, Iran
  2. Quetzalcuauhtli, Mexico
  3. MAVLab, the Netherland

Best Performance Award

  1. AUTMAV, Iran

Conference

Following publications were nominated: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]

[1] [pdf] H. W. Ho, G. de Croon, and Q. P. Chu, “Distance and velocity estimation using optical flow from a monocular camera,” in International micro air vehicle competition and conference 2016, Beijing, PR of China, 2016, p. 121–128.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2016:h_ho_et_al,
author = {Hann Woei Ho and Guido de Croon and Qi Ping Chu},
editor = {Prof. Zhihong PENG and Dr. Feng LIN},
title = {Distance and velocity estimation using optical flow from a monocular camera},
year = {2016},
month = {okt},
day = {17-21},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2016},
address = {Beijing, PR of China},
pages = {121--128},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2016/121_IMAV2016_Proceedings.pdf}
}
[2] [pdf] T. M. Nguyen, A. H. Zaini, K. Guo, and L. Xie, “An ultra-wideband-based multi-uav localization system in gps-denied environments,” in International micro air vehicle competition and conference 2016, Beijing, PR of China, 2016, p. 56–61.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2016:t_nguyen_et_al,
author = {Thien Minh Nguyen and Abdul Hanif Zaini and Kexin Guo and Lihua Xie},
editor = {Prof. Zhihong PENG and Dr. Feng LIN},
title = {An Ultra-Wideband-based Multi-UAV Localization System in GPS-denied environments},
year = {2016},
month = {okt},
day = {17-21},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2016},
address = {Beijing, PR of China},
pages = {56--61},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2016/56_IMAV2016_Proceedings.pdf}
}
[3] [pdf] C. D. Wagter and E. Smeur, “Control of a hybrid helicopter with wings,” in International micro air vehicle competition and conference 2016, Beijing, PR of China, 2016, p. 87–94.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2016:c_wagter_et_al,
author = {Christophe De Wagter and Ewoud Smeur},
editor = {Prof. Zhihong PENG and Dr. Feng LIN},
title = {Control of a Hybrid Helicopter with Wings},
year = {2016},
month = {okt},
day = {17-21},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2016},
address = {Beijing, PR of China},
pages = {87--94},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2016/87_IMAV2016_Proceedings.pdf}
}
[4] [pdf] T. Cunis, M. Karásek, and G. C. H. E. de Croon, “Precision position control of the delfly ii flapping-wing micro air vehicle in a wind-tunnel,” in International micro air vehicle competition and conference 2016, Beijing, PR of China, 2016, p. 229–236.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2016:t_cunis_et_al,
author = {Torbj\orn Cunis and Matej Kar{\'a}sek and Guido C.H.E. de Croon},
editor = {Prof. Zhihong PENG and Dr. Feng LIN},
title = {Precision Position Control of the DelFly II Flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicle in a Wind-tunnel},
year = {2016},
month = {okt},
day = {17-21},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2016},
address = {Beijing, PR of China},
pages = {229--236},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2016/229_IMAV2016_Proceedings.pdf}
}
[5] [pdf] G. Cai, A. Saeed, F. Alkhoori, A. Younes, T. Taha, J. Dias, and L. Seneviratne, “First-principles modeling of a miniature tilt-rotor convertiplane in low-speed operation,” in International micro air vehicle competition and conference 2016, Beijing, PR of China, 2016, p. 161–166.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2016:g_cai_et_al,
author = {Guowei Cai and Adnan Saeed and Fatima Alkhoori and Ahmad Younes and Tarek Taha and Jorge Dias and Lakmal Seneviratne},
editor = {Prof. Zhihong PENG and Dr. Feng LIN},
title = {First-Principles Modeling of A Miniature Tilt-Rotor Convertiplane in Low-Speed Operation},
year = {2016},
month = {okt},
day = {17-21},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2016},
address = {Beijing, PR of China},
pages = {161--166},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2016/161_IMAV2016_Proceedings.pdf}
}
[6] [pdf] Q. -. Nguyen, W. L. Chan, and M. Debiasi, “Experimental investigation of wing flexibility on force generation of a hovering flapping wing micro air vehicle with double wing clap-and-fling effects,” in International micro air vehicle competition and conference 2016, Beijing, PR of China, 2016, p. 153–160.
[Bibtex]
@inproceedings{imav2016:q_nguyen_et_al,
author = {Quoc -Viet Nguyen and Woei Leong Chan and Marco Debiasi},
editor = {Prof. Zhihong PENG and Dr. Feng LIN},
title = {Experimental Investigation of Wing Flexibility on Force Generation of a Hovering Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle with Double Wing Clap-and-Fling Effects},
year = {2016},
month = {okt},
day = {17-21},
booktitle = {International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference 2016},
address = {Beijing, PR of China},
pages = {153--160},
pdf = {http://www.imavs.org/papers/2016/153_IMAV2016_Proceedings.pdf}
}

IMAV 2015 Competition Results

The IMAV 2015 Flight competition consisted of an indoor and an outdoor event. The Competition results are:

Outdoor

  1. Akamav, Germany (882 pt)
  2. VLion, Singapore (510 pt)
  3. Black Bee, Brazil (315 pt)
  4. Azarakhsh 7137, Iran (154 pt)
  5. ENAC, France (63 pt)
  6. MAVLab, The Netherlands (900 pt)
  7. Autmav, Iran (110 pt)
  8. ARC, Iran (0 pt)
  9. Team Cigogne, France (0 pt)

Indoor

  1. Akamav, Germany (761 pt)
  2. ARC, Iran (504 pt)
  3. MAVLab, The Netherlands (450 pt)
  4. MelAvio, Poland (426 pt)
  5. EMC+, Iran (405 pt)
  6. Autmav, Iran (250 pt)
  7. Black Bee, Brazil (75 pt)
  8. ENAC, France (0 pt)

IMAV 2014 Competition Results

In 2014 the “International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition” took place in Delft, the Netherlands from 12th to 15th of August. It was organized by a committee of scientists of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). 248 visitors from different countries attended the IMAV 2014. The competition results and the capabilities the team demonstrated were:

1st prize: National University of Singapore (Singapore) [683]
Onboard automatic image stitching, onboard number recognition(*), onboard autonomous laser-based room navigation, onboard computer vision based precision roof landing, autonomous takeoffs, autonomous landings (*), onboard computer vision based 7-segment digit recognition (*), autonomous flying WiFi-relay.

2nd prize: Team Dipole (Germany) [425]
Smallest MAV’s of the competition. Very talented FPV flight with many take-off, precision landings, reading house numbers, visiting 18 indoor rooms (several double and not counted), recognizing 16 indoor objects correctly. Geocopter auto-take-off and flight, precision auto landing and partial high resolution ortophoto.

3rd prize: Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (France) [189]
Autonomous takeoff, Best overall photomission, all blockades visible, full village high resolution map at 6cm/pixel, autonomous computer vision based 7-segment display reading (**), longest correct observation string, autonomous roof landing (*), reading house numbers with many ARdrones in autonomous flight. Several autonomous landings.

4th place: High Flyers (Poland) [161]
Autonomous Photomission (*), Autonomous Flight Blockade detection, Autonomous take-offs, precision landing, Video-based indoor ARDrone flight with several rooms and objects but many crashes and many user interactions.

5th place: AUTMAV (Iran) [148]
Flying router-repeater quad (*), Auto-take-off, Partial photomap, 1 Blockade, Roof-Landing (*). IP-Camera house number reading (*), ARdrone roof landing.

6th place: AKAMAV (Germany) [108]
Autonomous take-offs, Autonomous photomap (*), House number readings (*), Autonomous roof landing, 1 Blockade, Several manual landings.

7th place: Manchester (UK) [100]
Autonomous take-off, Photomission flown, minimal village map (*), 1 blockade, precision landing.

8th place: EMC+ (Iran) [79]
FPV flight: Take-Off, Roof landing (*), Precision Landing, House number reading (OCR software), Visited 2 indoor Rooms, Roof landing.

9th place: MRL (Iran) [39]
Automatic take-off, Roof landing (*), Photomission flown, map stitching error (*), automatic landing.

10th place: ARIO (Iran) [20]
Fixed-wing: Autonomous take-off, autonomous photomission, many manual flight interactions

11th place + Special Achievement Prize: MAVerix (Germany) [12]
Autonomous take-off, autonomous transitioning to forward flight as fixed-wing, onboard camera (*/no mission information recorded). Special Achievement prize for their contribution to hybrid flight, their work on de-coupling controls.

Shared 12th place: CUAF (UK) [0]
Autonomous Take-Off (*), Photomission (*), …

Shared 12th place: MIPTeam (Russia) [0]
New own design of autopilot: SmartAP. Video-based entering the house (*)


(*) Item attempted but either failed, or needed manual flight, or not according to competition rules.

(**) Item attempted in autonomous mission mode, but human intervention was needed and it got scored in autonomous flight mode.

IMAV2013 Competition Results

IMAV2013

Outdoor competition

  1. MavLab, TU Delft (operation: 203.3, autonomy: 152.5)
  2. Azarakhsh, Isfahan University of Technology (operation: 4.3, autonomy: 52.1)
  3. AUTMAV, Amirkabir University of Technology (operation: 3.4, autonomy: 41.6)
  4. MIPTeam, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (operation: 2.7, autonomy: 32.8)
  5. MRL, Qazvin Islamic Azad University (operation: 2, autonomy: 6)
  6. Cygognes, INSA Strasbourg (operation: 0.4, autonomy: 1.6)

Indoor competition

Operation

  1. MavLab, TU Delft (44.3)
  2. High Flyers, Silesian Univesity of Technology (37.1)
  3. Mav Lab IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay (20)
  4. CVG-UPM, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (17.5)
  5. MRL, Qazvin Islamic Azad University (9.6)
  6. AUTMAV, Amirkabir University of Technology (7.2)

Autonomy

  1. CVG-UPM, Universidad Politecinca de Madrid (195.1)
  2. High Flyers, Silesian University of Technology (162.2)
  3. MavLab, TU Delft (86.4)
  4. MRL, Qazvin Islamic Azad University (40.3)
  5. Mav Lab IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay (20)
  6. AUTMAV, Amirkabir University of Technology (14.5)

Best paper award :

“Pitch Moment Generation and Measurement in a Robotic Hummingbird”

Matej Karasek, Iulian Romanescu and Andre Preumont.

 Mathworks special prize “Innovative system”

 

 

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 Airbus special prize “Innovative design”

AIRBUS

 

Maverix, RWTH Aachen Institute of Flight System Dynamics

 

 NWPU, Northwestern Politecnica University