Hello! My name is Davide Falanga and I am a doctoral student with the Robotics and Perception Group, a research lab belonging both to ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, where I am pursuing a PhD in Aerial Robotics under the supervision of Prof. Davide Scaramuzza. I am interested in Vision-based Control and Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in particular Quadrotors. Check out my publications for further information.
I was born near Naples in 1989. I received my Bachelor and Master degrees in Control Engineering from University of Naples in 2012 and 2015, respectively. I accomplished my Master thesis on Robotic Nonprehensile Dynamic Manipulation at the PRISMA Lab, led by Prof. Bruno Siciliano.
I joined the Robotics and Perception Group in 2015, and I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. under the supervision Prof. Davide Scaramuzza. My research interests lie in the area of control and planning for vision-based Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV). More specifically, I am interested in coupling control and onboard perception to leaverage the incredible agility that quadrotors have recently shown within motion-capture systems. My goal is to contribute to the development of autonomous flying vehicles that can navigate in any environment using only onboard sensing and computing.