Aerial-aquatic flapping-wing robots
Marie Curie Action FAAV
Aerial-aquatic robots have the potential to perform remote, autonomous sensing missions for environmental and biological tasks thanks to their hybrid operation capability. They can cross large distances, fly over obstacles and even change from one body of water to another. Flapping Wing Aerial Aquatic Vehicles (FAAVs), are inherently safe, quiet and robust devices due to the low velocities of the wings and the lack of propellers. This project studies such robots to deepen our understanding of their locomotion in air, in water, and in-between.