Unmanned Systems Research Group at National University of Singapore

Visit of US Air Force Research Lab Chief Scientist, Dr. Siva S. Banda, to NUS UAV Group

NUS UAV Team News

Team AP-Lion and LV-Lion top SAFMC 2015

The NUS UAV Research Group from the National University of Singapore has participated in the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC) 2015, which is an aunual event co-organised by DSO National Laboratories and Science Centre Singapore. The competition requires the UAV to navigate autonomously through an unknown indoor obstacle course.

Both teams from the group, specifically, team AP-Lion and team LV-Lion, have achieved excellent results and obtained various awards, including Overall Championship Award (Gold, Silver), Best Performance Award (Gold, Sliver), Best Theory of Flight Award (Gold) and Best Video Award (Silver).

About NUS UAV Team


The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team at the National University of Singapore has been working on various research topics related to defense technologies since 2003. The main focus is on unmanned rotorcraft systems and unconventional aircraft, and to explore the potentials of the next generation intelligent UAVs in various applications. Extensive research efforts are dedicated to cope with challenges, in which a board range of disciplines are involved, including control theory, communications, aerodynamics, navigation, computer vision, multi-agent systems, hybrid systems and artificial intelligence. The current research focus is on topics related to navigation systems for indoor and foliage environments, vision-based navigation and motion coordination, micro aerial vehicles and unconventional aircraft.



NUS UAV Team in the International UAV Innovation Grand Prix


NUS Team GremLion was selected as one of the 9 finalists (out of 144 teams from 153 countries) to the final fly-off at the DARPA UAVForge Challenge, held in 2012, in Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA. In the 2013 International UAV Innovation Grand Prix, held in Beijing, the NUS unconventional aircraft team was awarded a New Innovation Star Award and the rotorcraft team finished a 2nd place in the Rotary-Wing Competition (1st in the final round), for which its technical innovation was awarded the Guan Zhao-Zhi Award at the 33rd Chinese Control Conference held in Nanjing, China, 2014. NUS UAV team claimed the championship at the 2014 International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, held in Delft, the Netherlands. The team swept constantly major awards in the annual Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competitions.



NUS UAV Team at the IMAV Competition