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Event Details

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 10:30 - 11:00

Autonomous Aerial Manipulation

Advances in unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) technologies have encouraged people to explore more sophisticated applications than aerial photography. In particular, unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with robotic manipulators can perform useful tasks such as inspection, maintenance, transportation, disaster recovery, and precision farming. This talk describes effective methodologies for aerial manipulation using (potentially multiple) autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles. Key ingredients including motion planning together with collision avoidance strategies, control algorithms for dexterous manipulation, distributed coordination, and vision-based detection and navigation algorithms will be discussed, along with their integration.