Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control

Flying Machine Arena

Project Details


Start Date: Summer 2008
End Date: Ongoing



Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea



Federico Augugliaro
Dario Brescianini
Luca Gherardi
Markus Hehn
Mark Müller
Robin Ritz
Prof. Raffaello D’Andrea


Past Participants:

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More information on the Flying Machine Arena is available at

A state-of-the-art platform for motion control research.

The Flying Machine Arena offers a safe, controlled sandbox environment allowing the testing and validation of mobile robots. Thanks to its large size, it allows the testing of fast-paced motions, be it on the ground or in the air. The Flying Machine Arena offers ideal conditions to test novel concepts thanks to a high-precision localization system, high-performance radio links, easy-to-use software structure, and safety nets enclosing the space (more information on the Flying Machine Arena infrastructure).


The Flying Machine Arena is used in a range of projects carried out at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and other research laboratories. Thanks to its versatile nature, it is used both as an experimental test bed in its own right and to validate other experiments.
A list of publications related to the Flying Machine Arena is available.

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