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The Omnicopter

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Published on Aug 8, 2016

The Omnicopter - an omni-directional six degrees-of-freedom flying machine

In this video, we present a novel six degrees-of-freedom aerial vehicle. Based on a static force and torque analysis for generic actuator configurations, we have derived an eight-rotor configuration that maximizes the vehicle's agility in all directions. The resulting vehicle possesses full force and torque authority in all three dimensions, allowing it to fly novel maneuvers. For more details, please refer to the research paper "Design, Modeling and Control of an Omni-Directional Aerial Vehicle", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016: http://flyingmachinearena.org/wp-cont....

* Researchers
Dario Brescianini and Raffaello D'Andrea
Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC), ETH Zurich, Switzerland - http://www.idsc.ethz.ch

* Location
Flying Machine Arena, ETH Zurich, Switzerland - http://www.flyingmachinearena.org

* Technical details
Size: 0.45m x 0.45m x 0.45m
Weight: 0.886kg
Electronics: Custom design using a Cortex M4F microprocessor
Battery: Thunder Power TP1800-4SM70
Motors: MRM Titan 2208-1100
Motor controllers: Dys SN20A Mini with SimonK firmware.
Propellers: Graupner 3D 8x4.5
Infrastructure: Flying Machine Arena

* Acknowledgements
This work is supported by and builds upon prior contributions by numerous collaborators in the Flying Machine Arena project. See http://www.flyingmachinearena.org/people.
This research was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

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