December 20, 2021
We are DroneTeam Twente, the first and only competitive student drone team in the Netherlands. Made up of 13 international and interdisciplinary students, we work towards the development and application of drones for humanitarian aid. This is done through fully autonomous drones that can deliver packages, even at locations which are difficult to quickly access for aid workers.
October 16, 2021
This week, DroneTeam Twente will be present at Dutch Design Week 2021. In this article we explain what we do.
In many rural areas, aid in any form is hard to access. The roads are unsuitable for cars, villages relocate without letting the authorities know. This can lead to many problems if, for example, an ambulance is needed.
October 1, 2021 | Author: Wiebe de Jager
Wiebe de Jager van Dronewatch spreekt met de nieuwe technisch manager van DroneTeam Twente, Phillippe Damoiseaux, over de ontwikkeling van drones. Het interview is ook te vinden op Dronewatch
Wat is DroneTeam Twente?
“DroneTeam Twente is het eerste en enige competitieve studenten droneteam van Nederland.”Read more
September 8, 2021
Last week, the 4th team of DroneTeam Twente started their work. With a lot of enthusiasm the 13 members of the new team are aiming high: the goal is to finish in the top 3 out of more than 30 participats in the international UAS Challenge. The secondary goal of the team is to improve drone education and STEM outreach by giving DronoBox workshops to students, schools and businesses.Read more
July 16, 2021
With our drone Phoenix we won the Most Promising award in the UAS Challenge 2021. Due to Covid-19 we had to participate in the online category, where the drone was judged from a design and engineering perspective. We are proud to announce that we have won the Most Promising award out of more than 20 teams participating in the Virtual Event.Read more
June 14, 2021
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers organizes the UAS Challenge 2021 to encourage further innovation in the field of drone technology. During this event, teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part. DroneTeam Twente is one of the 30 teams that attend in this year’s edition. We have been working hard on our design, and hope to make it an award-winning one!Read more
December 11, 2020
We‘ve rebranded! From now on, we are DroneTeam Twente. This new name more accurately stands for what we are and what we’re about.
Big thanks to everyone who made this possible, in particular our partner Tiny Giants who were responsible for our logo and colour design. We hope to a bright future of drone innovation!Read more
August 1, 2020
It has been a busy year for our team. Yesterday, our design process came to a culmination as a team of engineers from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) judged our efforts. And not without results. With our innovative design, containing highlights such as a tilt-rotor mechanism, a 3D-printed modular frame and combined vertical stabilizers and landing gear, we won our very first prize as a team.Read more
July 1, 2019
The IMechE UAS Challenge is a yearly challenge that consists of a simulated humanitarian aid mission. An example of such a rescue mission is delivering first aid, water and food to survivors in an area hit by earthquakes. Teams of Undergraduate and taught Postgraduate students from international universities compete in the designing, constructing, developing and demonstrating an Autonomous UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System). The system is required to operate autonomously, performing a series of tasks such as area search, navigating waypoints, accurately dropping Aid Packages and returning to base via a defined route. The key challenges involved are autonomy, optimising the configuration and structure of the UAV for the mission, and designing an accurate payload delivery system.Read more