Fly like a (robotic) bird – bioinspired
Do you like robots, drones, and bioinspiration? In this talk, Matěj will present (and demonstrate!) animal inspired robots that fly by flapping their wings — also known as Flapper Drones. You will learn about animal flight, the inner workings of these novel robots, and how they are controlled, as well as their advantages compared to conventional drones with propellers. He’ll also cover future use cases in research, entertainment, and beyond.
About your presenter:
Director & Developer @Flapper Drones
Matěj Karásek is a Czech-based scientist and inventor. He spent ten years in academia at ULB (Belgium) and TU Delft (Netherlands), researching animal flight and developing bioinspired flying robots. In 2019, he founded Flapper Drones, a startup company producing bird- and insect-like robots used as development platforms in research and entertainment applications. Matěj Karásek holds an MSc in mechanical engineering (CTU in Prague) and Ph.D. in engineering sciences (ULB Brussels).