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The AKAMAV is a student workgroup at the Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Our goal is the development of an autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV). Concept, construction and building are done by students.

These kinds of MAVs are able to carry small cameras or sensors, which give them the ability for lots of applications. In near future such equipped MAVs will be used for data acquisition, disaster management, traffic management, observation of long range infrastructures like gas pipelines and generally ranges, which require a fast elucidation in for humans non-accessible areas.

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And the winner is...

... Team AKAMAV for this years outdoor competition of the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition (2016). After the triumph of last year in Aachen we worked hard to progress as a team. One year of technical advancements is currently even more of an eternity in the field of UAV sciences. Consequently the past few months have been very intense for us to stay competitive internationally. With a start from a dynamically moving platform, real-time aerial mapping of the competition area, autonomous parcel delivery and optical tracked precision landing we were able to take the title to Germany. As the first team two times in a row!

We raise our hats to the outstanding organisation of this competition and give thanks to the other teams for making it so thrilling from start to end!

TU Night 2016

For the first time two years in a row the technische Universität Braunschweig invited to a night of science. As a new concept and with a combination of TU Day and TU Night scientists and engineers, those who want to be some one day, enthusiasts and these, who have been all their life met and celebrated together.

It was huge fun for us to inform about current UAV research topics , excite with our controller test stand and take our helium and silicon beauty out for a walk.

Special thanks to the organizers for the smooth event, we are already excited for next year!

Let there be light!

For decades robots were not granted to enjoy the beauty of this world with their own eyes. But this time is over! On this wednesday a small circle of research assistants and AKAMAV members took part in an official workshop by MathWorks about computer vision.

We are thankful for everyone who joined us so gladly and especially for Mr. Sieben and his colleague giving us a quick insight in rapid developing and testing of image processing algorithms with MatLab on a Raspberry Pi.

Anytime again!