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A Collaborative Framework for 3D Mapping Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [chapter]

Patrick Doherty, Jonas Kvarnström, Piotr Rudol, Marius Wzorek, Gianpaolo Conte, Cyrille Berger, Timo Hinzmann, Thomas Stastny
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes an overview of a generic framework for collaboration among humans and multiple heterogeneous robotic systems based on the use of a formal characterization of delegation as a speech  ...  A fully autonomous collaborative mission executed in the Italian Alps using the framework is also described.  ...  This work is partially supported by the Swedish Research Council (VR) Linnaeus Center CADICS, the ELLIIT network organization for Information and Communication Technology, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_7 fatcat:6oy3leljnvhgbfp2wgtalbb4te

Introduction to the Use of Robotic Tools for Search and Rescue [chapter]

Geert De Cubber, Daniela Doroftei, Konrad Rudin, Karsten Berns, Anibal Matos, Daniel Serrano, Jose Sanchez, Shashank Govindaraj, Janusz Bedkowski, Rui Roda, Eduardo Silva, Stephane Ourevitch
2017 Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice  
The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking.  ...  The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground, and sea vehicles, equipped with victim-detection sensors.  ...  Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 285417.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.69489 fatcat:iyq5muisobhpvhzddiduajxmzu

Use of multi-domain robots in search and rescue operations — Contributions of the ICARUS team to the euRathlon 2015 challenge

Mario Monteiro Marques, Rui Parreira, Victor Lobo, Alfredo Martins, Anibal Matos, Nuno Cruz, Jose Miguel Almeida, Jose Carlos Alves, Eduardo Silva, Janusz Bedkowski, Karol Majek, Michal Pelka (+13 others)
2016 OCEANS 2016 - Shanghai  
Unmanned Autonomous vehicles with their inherent autonomy and reduced needs of human and communication resources, can provide additional capabilities and a new innovative solution to this problem This  ...  Today, in our landscape perception exists a gap that needs to be fulfilled.  ...  from the ERDF -European Regional Development Fund through the COMPETE Programme (operational programme for competitiveness).  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceansap.2016.7485354 fatcat:gxhrfjosdjaltdyuj26stclnkq

Training and Support system in the Cloud for improving the situational awareness in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations

Michal Pelka, Karol Majek, Janusz Bedkowski, Pawel Musialik, Andrzej Maslowski, Geert de Cubber, Haris Balta, Antonio Coelho, Ricardo Goncalves, Ricardo Baptista, Jose Manuel Sanchez, Shashank Govindaraj
2014 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (2014)  
In this paper we will show the multi-robot 3D mapping component (aerial vehicle and ground vehicles). We will demonstrate that these 3D maps can be used for Training purpose.  ...  The training system is developed for the ICARUS operators controlling UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) from a unified Remote Control  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007(FP7/ -2013  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2014.7017644 dblp:conf/ssrr/PelkaMBMMCBC0BS14 fatcat:xvlcyqdstjeqxh6eocasxx4pby

UAS deployment and data processing during the Balkans flooding

Geert De Cubber, Haris Balta, Daniela Doroftei, Yvan Baudoin
2014 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (2014)  
We also wish to thank the Bosnian Ministry of Security for their very open and collaborative attitude, which enabled us to conduct this quick response and fast deployment mission with novel technologies  ...  completely within the existing legal framework.  ...  The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2014.7017670 dblp:conf/ssrr/CubberBDB14 fatcat:ppgwaxrcofhzxpo4sxcqjr4xxe

3D Registration and Integrated Segmentation Framework for Heterogeneous Unmanned Robotic Systems

Haris Balta, Jasmin Velagic, Halil Beglerovic, Geert De Cubber, Bruno Siciliano
2020 Remote Sensing  
of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles.  ...  The paper proposes a novel framework for registering and segmenting 3D point clouds of large-scale natural terrain and complex environments coming from a multisensor heterogeneous robotics system, consisting  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors specifically want to thank the institutional support of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium and Belgium Ministry of Defense for the necessary support and infrastructure in  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12101608 fatcat:j4ipi2vxmfeprg6d4seqam5x7y

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Conservation, and Disaster Management [chapter]

Raj Madhavan, Tatiana Silva, Flavia Farina, Rodrigo Wiebbelling, Leonardo Renner, Edson Prestes
2018 Technologies for Development  
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring … Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring … Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring …  ...  Land use and cover mapping can be done with precision based on these images Fig. 3. 3 3 Left to right: Lab-made fixed wing, Phantom 4, and DJI S-900 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91068-0_3 fatcat:rl3hmqfdsffanboynjmxkxylka

Summary Report On Live Demos And Videos With Results

Andrea Bisoffi
2017 Zenodo  
In this paper, we propose a novel, centralized architecture for collaborative monocular SLAM employing multiple small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to act as agents.  ...  Description: This demonstration illustrates the execution of a distributed algorithm for the deployment of a team of Aerial Robotic Workers (ARWs) for coverage of a 3D structure.  ...  a multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to physically interact with the environment.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1063472 fatcat:yuqpv36aojhibkpocvqcrf6kbu

Interoperable multi-agent framework for unmanned aerial/ground vehicles: towards robot autonomy

Willson Amalraj Arokiasami, Prahlad Vadakkepat, Kay Chen Tan, Dipti Srinivasan
2016 Complex & Intelligent Systems  
SOIFRA is behaviour based and is interoperable across unmanned aerial and ground vehicles.  ...  aerial and ground vehicles.  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40747-016-0014-8 fatcat:nh3buqbcd5gltnuphmiqcrcy6y

Editorial: The Inaugural Issue of Unmanned Systems

Ben M. Chen, Lihua Xie, Siva Banda
2013 Unmanned Systems  
It proposes a formal framework and architecture based on the unifying concept of delegation that can be used for the automated specification, generation and execution of high-level collaborative missions  ...  a basis for the generation, instantiation and execution of complex collaborative missions on heterogeneous air vehicle systems.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s2301385013010012 fatcat:3h2rum5y4vhknmnbxkx4zlx4ka

Development of Large-scale 3D Map Generation System for Indoor Autonomous Navigation Flight – Work in Progress

SungTae Moon, Wesub Eom, Hyunchul Gong
2015 Procedia Engineering  
The technique is one of the most widely researched topics in Robotics and has become applicable to UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) recently for autonomous navigation flight.  ...  In this paper, we introduce large-scale 3D map generation system in development for indoor autonomous navigation flight based on HectorSLAM which is available in ROS (Robot Operating System).  ...  Therefore it is not suitable to implement system for aerial vehicles like a quadcopter.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.694 fatcat:t63dthauvzcmtlxkjjsgzwiboa

A Literature Survey of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Usage for Civil Applications

Mithra Sivakumar, Naga Malleswari TYJ
2021 Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management  
Unmanned aerial vehicles aid in the detection of weeds, crop management, and the identification of plant diseases, among other issues, paving the path for researchers to create drone applications in the  ...  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are widely utilized in the civil infrastructure because of their low maintenance costs, ease of deployment, hovering capability, and excellent mobility.  ...  The development of a framework to analyse unmanned aerial vehicle images and create mosaic images that can be matched with maps for GIS integration is centred on establishing a framework to analyse unmanned  ... 
doi:10.1590/jatm.v13.1233 fatcat:btwhe2e3sjh3zccmfwretpwxiu

Mission specification and control for unmanned aerial and ground vehicles for indoor target discovery and tracking

Patrick D. Ulam, Zsolt Kira, Ronald C. Arkin, Thomas R. Collins, Michael A. Kolodny
2010 Ground/Air Multi-Sensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR  
The mission specification framework used for the purposes of intelligence gathering during mission execution are first demonstrated in simulations involving a team of a single autonomous rotorcraft and  ...  This paper describes ongoing research by Georgia Tech into the challenges of tasking and controlling heterogonous teams of unmanned vehicles in mixed indoor/outdoor reconnaissance scenarios.  ...  When heterogeneous teams of unmanned systems are deployed, one of the most common configurations is a combination of unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles (e.g. [9] ).  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.849842 fatcat:uf3xhuncmbgehji2howkbhbply

Operational Validation of Search and Rescue Robots [chapter]

Geert De Cubber, Daniela Doroftei, Haris Balta, Anibal Matos, Eduardo Silva, Daniel Serrano, Shashank Govindaraj, Rui Roda, Victor Lobo, Mário Marques, Rene Wagemans
2017 Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice  
This chapter describes how the different ICARUS unmanned search and rescue tools have been evaluated and validated using operational benchmarking techniques.  ...  Next to these simulated response scenarios, where ICARUS tools were deployed in tight interaction with real end users, ICARUS tools also participated to a real relief, embedded in a team of end users for  ...  Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 285417.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.69497 fatcat:rjm7yh54hvhjjhnhkumoj7qcpm

MULTISENSOR EQUIPPED UAV/UGV FOR AUTOMATED EXPLORATION

S. Batzdorfer, M. Bobbe, M. Becker, H. Harms, U. Bestmann
2017 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The usage of unmanned systems for exploring disaster scenarios has become more and more important in recent times as a supporting system for action forces.  ...  using multiple UAV und UGV controlled via a central ground station.  ...  The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2/W6, 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics, 4-7 September  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-2-w6-33-2017 fatcat:4zqqkjgmozggvmw3wyr72kp2m4
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