DroneTeam Twente launches crowdfunding campaign for new humanitarian aid drone

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.

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DroneTeam Twente at Dutch Design Week 2021: innovating and accelerating the drone industry

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. 

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DroneTeam Twente sets their sight on a podium place at the IMechE 2022 UAS Challenge

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.

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DroneTeam Twente wins Most Promising award at UAS Challenge 2021

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.

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DroneTeam Twente aiming to excel at the UAS Challenge 2021

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!

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DroneTeam Twente moves to Future Factory

December 12, 2020

We are proud to announce that we found a new office and have now officially moved. Our new office is at the Future Factory together with 4 other student teams from the University of Twente. Come visit us at Capitool 25, Enschede!

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Aerobotic Tech Team Twente rebrands to DroneTeam Twente

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!

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DroneTeam Twente wins Innovation Award at UAS Challenge 2020

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.

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Aerobotic Tech Team Twente (A3T) will participate in the IMechE UAS Challenge 2019

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.

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Aerobotic Tech Team Twente (A3T) aims to improve drone safety by participating in Droneclash

March 1, 2019

A3T is thrilled to participate in DroneClash this year! The DroneClash group will focus on supporting law enforcement by presenting potential solutions and threats involving UAVs. They will develop a new UAV that is capable of withstanding both digital and physical attacks. This competition makes the teams push the current counter-measure mechanisms for rogue drones. Let’s improve UAV security together!

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