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Autonomous Exploration and Motion Planning for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigating Rivers

Stephen Nuske, Sanjiban Choudhury, Sezal Jain, Andrew Chambers, Luke Yoder, Sebastian Scherer, Lyle Chamberlain, Hugh Cover, Sanjiv Singh
2015 Journal of Field Robotics  
We present the two enabling algorithms for exploration and for 3D motion planning.  ...  We develop a micro air vehicle (MAV) that operates beneath the tree line, detects and maps the river, and plans paths around three-dimensional (3D) obstacles (such as overhanging tree branches) to navigate  ...  .: Autonomous Exploration and Motion Planning for a UAV Navigating Rivers • 5 3D trajectories for the vehicle, described later in Sections 4, 5, and 6.  ... 
doi:10.1002/rob.21596 fatcat:4l6gkiw7jvamhocpjye2k7roxi

Final Program

2020 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
Athens is a magnificent location for such an international event like the 2020 ICUAS.  ...  and future directions in unmanned aircraft systems.  ...  This paper explores 3D path planning for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 3D point cloud environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas48674.2020.9214039 fatcat:7jr6chhfija47kgtwoxqmfmmoe

The Use of Drones in Emergency Medicine: Practical and Legal Aspects

Anna Konert, Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak
2019 Emergency Medicine International  
Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, can play a significant role in military and civil emergency medicine.  ...  Unmanned aerial vehicles can be applied to transport goods on demand, provide blood in urban areas, save sinking people, analyse the scale of damages, monitor large human gatherings, perform exploration  ...  Scientific literature indicates numerous applications of unmanned aerial vehicles during exploration activities.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/3589792 pmid:31871790 pmcid:PMC6913347 fatcat:f4cwjfqs4bbdzolhbbtscamuri

Survey on Computer Vision for UAVs: Current Developments and Trends

Christoforos Kanellakis, George Nikolakopoulos
2017 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
During last decade the scientific research on Unmanned Aerial Vehicless (UAVs) increased spectacularly and led to the design of multiple types of aerial platforms.  ...  Nikolakopoulos addressed and future trends in autonomous agent development will be also provided.  ...  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/s10846-017-0483-z fatcat:2abqia3mlnedrlonxhlsjanffy

A Consolidated Review of Path Planning and Optimization Techniques: Technical Perspectives and Future Directions

Faiza Gul, Imran Mir, Laith Abualigah, Putra Sumari, Agostino Forestiero
2021 Electronics  
The paper provides a consolidated platform, where plenty of available research on-ground autonomous vehicle and their trajectory optimization with the extension for aerial and underwater vehicles are documented  ...  Moreover, optimization techniques suitable for implementing ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles are also a part of this review.  ...  Similar to ground and aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) also need path planning to have an optimal path for their navigation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10182250 fatcat:xxbfslyes5ctpfktnprezb6p6m

Optimization Methods Applied to Motion Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Review

Amber Israr, Zain Anwar Ali, Eman H. Alkhammash, Jari Juhani Jussila
2022 Drones  
Among flying robots, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are highly attractive and applicable for military and civilian purposes.  ...  In this survey, diverse scholarly articles were gathered to highlight the motion planning for UAVs that use bio-inspired algorithms.  ...  ▪ Parameters need automatic adjustments. [83] "Coverage path planning for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles in maritime search and rescue operations" RSH Multiple ▪ Gives optimal results in a  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones6050126 fatcat:gmays7nvtzfjpdlbc67jbn3hle

Concept of an Innovative Autonomous Unmanned System for Bathymetric Monitoring of Shallow Waterbodies (INNOBAT System)

Mariusz Specht, Andrzej Stateczny, Cezary Specht, Szymon Widźgowski, Oktawia Lewicka, Marta Wiśniewska
2021 Energies  
A bathymetric and topographic system will use autonomous unmanned aerial and surface vehicles to study the seabed relief in the littoral zone (even at depths of less than 1 m), in line with the requirements  ...  This publication is aimed at developing a concept of an innovative autonomous unmanned system for bathymetric monitoring of shallow waterbodies.  ...  system, i.e., an integrated system using autonomous unmanned aerial and surface vehicles and designed for bathymetric monitoring in the coastal zone.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14175370 fatcat:rp5ksowad5h4xbgc5mcsijfrfu

Path Planning for Unmanned Vehicle Motion Based on Road Detection Using Online Road Map and Satellite Image [chapter]

Van-Dung Hoang, Danilo Caceres Hernandez, Alexander Filonenko, Kang-Hyun Jo
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This article presents a new methodology for detecting road network and planning the path for vehicle motion using road map and satellite/aerial images.  ...  Third, the road regions are converted into a Mercator coordinate system and a heuristic based on Dijkstra technique is used to provide the shortest path for vehicle motion.  ...  Problem formulation Regarding the autonomous of robot/vehicle navigation in outdoor environments, global path planning plays an important role in the optimal motion planning applications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16631-5_32 fatcat:ff464mdbqjbtdhbg7nojcbydve

Mobile Mapping Technologies [chapter]

Kai Wei Chiang, Guang-Je Tsai, Jhih Cing Zeng
2021 The Urban Book Series  
In addition, this chapter explores future and potential applications, such as high-definition (HD) maps and autonomous mapping with autonomous systems.  ...  Then the development of land-based, aerial, marine, and mobile portable mapping platforms is presented.  ...  Numerous studies have been conducted to adopt unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for photogrammetry applications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-15-8983-6_25 fatcat:lcvwcvcjfbh7foifxzafvkoqby

Front Matter: Volume 9468

2015 Unmanned Systems Technology XVII  
The complete citation is used on the first page, and an abbreviated version on subsequent pages.  ... Paper Numbering: Proceedings of SPIE follow an e-First publication model, with papers published first online and then in print.  ...  The first paper of the session discussed a method to control an unmanned aerial vehicle via commands sent through social media sites and the cellular phone network.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2202269 fatcat:f7ifxcaixrewtg4awp747hjps4

Methods for ensuring the navigation safety of unmanned surface vessel

Victor Nadtochii, Anatolii Nadtoshyi
2019 Tehnologìčnij Audit ta Rezervi Virobnictva  
Therefore, it is urgent to develop a method for ensuring the safety of navigation for unmanned surface vessels. Thus, the object of study is an unmanned surface vessel.  ...  Numerous studies of maritime safety related to solving specific problems [5, 6] , where the problems of creating automatic motion control systems for unmanned boats and other self-propelled surface vehicles  ... 
doi:10.15587/2312-8372.2019.187286 fatcat:sli2sumennbzjg6wawz5fouewi

Aerial surveillance vehicles augment security at shipping ports

Robert C. Huck, Muhammad K. Al Akkoumi, Samuel Cheng, James J. Sluss, Jr., Thomas L. Landers, Edward M. Carapezza
2008 Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V  
This research provides the foundation for a follow-on project to use autonomous aerial surveillance vehicles coordinated with autonomous ground surveillance vehicles for enhanced port security applications  ...  The initial investigation described in this paper demonstrates the use of unmanned aerial surveillance vehicles as a viable method for providing video surveillance of container storage yards.  ...  [16] defined an integrated aerial video surveillance system as one utilizing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and would require sensors and processing components onboard the UAV and additional processing  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.799752 fatcat:pfysqtbfnnehja4dge3knrnrfm

Future Trends in Marine Robotics [TC Spotlight]

Fumin Zhang, Giacomo Marani, Ryan N. Smith, Hyun Taek Choi
2015 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
(a) (b) (c) (d) Unmanned Surface Vehicles Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) represent an important branch of marine robotics.  ...  Perception, Control, and Planning Many sensors used by ground and aerial robots see severe performance degradation in maritime environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2014.2385561 fatcat:66wtj2zkuvgmhgnuvmh3vi4aya

Welcome to the 39th (Virtual) Digital Avionics Systems Conference

2020 2020 AIAA/IEEE 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)  
Modular Modelling of Ground and Air Risks for  ...  Ippolito is an Aerospace Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center where he heads the Exploration Aerial Vehicles (EAV) Research Laboratory, which focuses on intelligent control and autonomy for advanced  ...  Reliable Navigation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems This course provides a fundamental background in assured navigation for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  ... 
doi:10.1109/dasc50938.2020.9256428 fatcat:pqiwapgu2fezjgzt4x72ndk6s4


2021 International Journal of Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics  
This paper presents a review on the most notable present applications for smart robots and unmanned aerial vehicles in the agricultural domain and highlights several emerging solutions as well.  ...  The last fifty years humanity has witnessed significant progress in the development of smart and autonomous robotic systems.  ...  Acknowledgment This publication is supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under the National Research Programme "Smart crop production", approved by Decision of the Ministry Council  ... 
doi:10.17683/ijomam/issue10/v1.11 fatcat:zsfbazkayvditkjl4qqf4zbasm
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