In Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab (BDML), I am researching multi-modal robots, particularly quadrotors that can fly, perch, and climb. My work builds upon the original SCAMP developed in the BDML.
Specifically, I am designing and building a larger and more powerful SCAMP, dubbed SuperSCAMP. SuperSCAMP exchanges the small, uni-directionally-driven brushed DC motors of the the original crazyflie 2.0 with a set of 1104 micro-brushless DC motors. We are working to harness the higher thrust-to-weight ratio and bi-directional motor drive capabilities of these motors to develop control algorithms for more robust perching, climbing, and takeoff.