The unconventional aircraft U-Lion is a hybrid UAV which can take-off and land vertically like helicopter UAVs, and transit to cruise flight like normal airplanes, developed by NUS UAV team. The work appears in various news and professional societies media including American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) EurekAlert, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Phys.Org, sUAS News, Institute of Mechanical Engineering and AZoRobotics.
NUS UAV Team won again the overall championship and the best platform design award with a total cash prize of $8,000 in the fully autonomous category at the 2017 Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC 2017), held on 17 March 2017. SAFMC is an annual event organized by DSO National Laboratories and supported by Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
A swarm of 16 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), fitted with high-tech components and LEDs, has been captivating spectators recently with their twinkling aerial light show, as part of The Future of Us exhibition at Gardens by the Bay. The performance took about a year to plan and develop and is a joint collaboration between Temasek Laboratories (Temasek Labs) at NUS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), to celebrate SG50 in conjunction with the The Future of Us Exhibition. The Temasek Laboratories was established by MINDEF in our universities to undertake research and development for defence.
NUS Engineering’s formidable “lions” are roaring in victory – one after another. Shortly after team VLion triumphed at the International Micro Air Vehicle (IMAV) Competition held in Germany where they emerged second, team AeroLion won the Championship of the Rotary-Wing Competition, taking the AVIC Cup at the 3rd International UAV Innovation Grand Prix held in Anji, Zhejiang on 20 October. Team AeroLion is jointly formed by members from the NUS UAV research group and from AeroLion Technologies PteLtd, an NUS spin-off incorporated in November 2014.