Mexico City date and time

Welcome to the 12th edition of the
International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition
(IMAV) 2021

The IMAV is an annual international event bringing together scientists, technologists and enthusiasts on the research and technological development of micro-air vehicles.

For the first time ever, the IMAV will be organized in Latin America. The 12th IMAV 2021 will be held in Mexico, in the City of San Andres Cholula, in the State of Puebla, between the 17th to the 19th of November, 2021.

The organization will be run by three Mexican academic institutions: The Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE); the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), and the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we will run the conference only in a virtual mode. Therefore, you are welcome to submit technical and scientific papers to be presented during the conference days. We look forward to seeing you at the IMAV 2021!

Jose Martinez-Carranza

General Chair
IMAV 2021

Organizing Institutions

Keynote Speakers

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles developed by the Mexican Navy

Rear Adm. Leopoldo Jesus Diaz González Solórzano

Head of the Research and Technological Development Unit
Mexican Navy
Insect-inspired AI for swarms of tiny autonomous drones

Guido De Croon

Full Professor in Bio-inspired Micro Air Vehicles
Delft University of Technology
Remote Sampling and Measurement of Volcanic Emissions using Drones

Tom Richardson

Senior Lecturer in Flight Dynamics and Control Flight Lab
University of Bristol
Spatial AI Meets Embedded Systems

Brandon Gilles

Chief Executive Officer
Controlling UAV's based on events: a new approach for new solutions

Nicolas Marchand

Deputy director of GIPSA-lab
Directeur de Recherche CNRS - HDR
GIPSA-lab, Control Systems Department, Grenoble, France
Stabilization and nonlinear control for a helicopter with virtual swashplate in outdoor flight

Rogelio Lozano

CNRS Research Director
Université de Technologie de Compiègne
Compiègne, France



General Chair, IMAV 2016

Prof. Ben M. Chen

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Beijing, China
General Chair, IMAV 2018

Prof. Simon Watkins

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
Deputy Chair, IMAV 2018

Abdulghani Mohamed

Senior Lecturer
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
General Chair, IMAV 2014

Prof. Guido de Croon

TU Delft
Delft, The Netherlands
General Chair, IMAV 2017

Prof. Jean-Marc Moschetta

Toulouse, France
General Chair, IMAV 2019

Prof. Pascual Campoy

Universidad Politécnica Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Deputy Chair, IMAV 2017

Gautier Hattenberger

Assistant Professor
French Civil Aviation University
Toulouse, France