The Omnicopter

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, they 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:

Fetching Omnicopter


A Flying Ring

The Flying Ring is a new flying vehicle being developed at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich.

Building a rope bridge with flying machines

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