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Robotics and Autonomous Robots [chapter]

Henry I. Ibekwe, Ali K. Kamrani
2008 Collaborative Engineering  
Section 2 provides a very brief historical overview for UAVs. Sections 3 and 4 detail the aspects of modeling and control for multirotor micro aerial vehicles.  ...  The main equations of flight are derived followed by an explanation of how the principles of model predictive control can be utilized for the purposes of robust flight of such Micro Aerial Vehicles and  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-47321-5_9 fatcat:mhmnwk7ksvgrle7cjgja5et2ke

Toward a Science of Autonomy for Physical Systems: Aerial Earth Science [article]

M. Ani Hsieh, Srikanth Saripalli, Gaurav Sukhatme, Vijay Kumar
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with LiDAR, electro-optical and infrared cameras, SAR and atmospheric sensors have transformed the way we acquire high spatio-temporal resolution data.  ...  For example, UAVs equipped with these sensors have been able to obtain topography at resolutions of less than one meter, revolutionizing earth sciences.  ...  With NASA thinking of exploring Europa and Mars with unmanned and autonomous aerial vehicles, these vehicles are already being used for volcanic exploration.  ... 
arXiv:1609.05783v1 fatcat:g4rnvg6x5zfwxjgxpi4bodgvhq

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 (UAVs) are widely utilized in the civil infrastructure because of their low maintenance costs, ease of deployment, hovering capability, and excellent mobility.  ...  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  ...  There are three categories of unmanned vehicles/systems: • Unmanned/Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (UAV/AAV) (Demir et al. 2015) . • Unmanned/Autonomous Ground Vehicle (UGV/AGV) (George Fernandez et al. 2019  ... 
doi:10.1590/jatm.v13.1233 fatcat:btwhe2e3sjh3zccmfwretpwxiu

Summary Report On Live Demos And Videos With Results

Andrea Bisoffi
2017 Zenodo  
Within this deliverable, reports on the results of Live Demos showcasing the AEROWORKS robotic team potential towards autonomous infrastructure inspection and maintenance operations will be provided.  ...  Abstract: We present an aerial robotic platform for remote tree cavity inspection, based on a hexacopter Micro-Aerial vehicle (MAV) equipped with a dexterous manipulator.  ...  Abstract: With recent technological breakthroughs bringing fully autonomous inspection using small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) closer to reality, the community of Robotics has actively been developing  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1063472 fatcat:yuqpv36aojhibkpocvqcrf6kbu

Unlocking the potentiality of UAVs in Mining Industry and its Implications
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Indresh Rathore , N. Pavan Kumar
2015 International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology  
UAVs are systems for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and are powered aerial vehicles with no human operator on board and can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely with expendable or recoverable  ...  For instance, software firm DroneMetrex Pty Ltd., maker of the TopoDrone-100, has developed an aerial, mapping system that captures digital imagery with an elevation accuracy ISSN(  ...  UAVs can make a major impact in the mining industry in terms of productivity, cost and efficiency in coming years. It has potential benefits across the mining value chain with endless counts.  ... 
doi:10.15680/ijirset.2015.0403007 fatcat:natzyzzbqbaifftjw2wxvhnxci

Distributed Infrastructure Inspection Path Planning subject to Time Constraints [article]

Kostas Alexis, Christos Papachristos, Roland Siegwart, Anthony Tzes
2016 arXiv   pre-print
The resulting algorithm properties, computational performance and path quality are evaluated using simulation studies as well as experimental test-cases employing a multirotor micro aerial vehicle.  ...  Within this paper, the problem of 3D structural inspection path planning for distributed infrastructure using aerial robots that are subject to time constraints is addressed.  ...  The specific planner supports both rotorcraft as well as fixed-wing aerial vehicles and accounts for their different motion model.  ... 
arXiv:1612.08245v1 fatcat:4azevbqlmraijhdf5l4whqddxm

AutoSoC: Automating Algorithm-SOC Co-design for Aerial Robots [article]

Srivatsan Krishnan, Thierry Tambe, Zishen Wan, Vijay Janapa Reddi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
To that end, we present AutoSoC, a framework for co-designing algorithms as well as hardware accelerator systems for end-to-end learning-based aerial autonomous machines.  ...  Aerial autonomous machines (Drones) has a plethora of promising applications and use cases.  ...  Using these two tools allows us to perform a comprehensive design space exploration by simultaneously tuning the parameters for both E2E models as well as accelerator's micro-architecture to yield different  ... 
arXiv:2109.05683v1 fatcat:4lzpoowm2fdnbapi4p5snqfjru

Infrastructure Mapping in Well-Structured Environments Using MAV [chapter]

Yuantao Fan, Maytheewat Aramrattana, Saeed Gholami Shahbandi, Hassan Mashad Nemati, Björn Åstrand
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we present a design of a surveying system for warehouse environment using low cost quadcopter. The system focus on mapping the infrastructure of surveyed environment.  ...  As a unique and essential parts of the warehouse, pillars from storing shelves are chosen as landmark objects for representing the environment.  ...  It is the key requirement for any truly autonomous mobile vehicle to operate in an unknown workspace. A vast number of SLAM implementations have been proposed for aerial or ground vehicles.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_12 fatcat:4dtceoodgjhnrdxeotzahgtkca

Autonomous multi-floor indoor navigation with a computationally constrained MAV

Shaojie Shen, Nathan Michael, Vijay Kumar
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
In this paper, we consider the problem of autonomous navigation with a micro aerial vehicle (MAV) in indoor environments.  ...  To ensure that the robot is fully autonomous, we require all computation to occur on the robot without need for external infrastructure, communication, or human interaction beyond high-level commands.  ...  We are interested in real-time autonomous navigation in multi-floor indoor environments using an aerial vehicle with pragmatic constraints on available computational resources (speed and memory).  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra.2011.5980357 dblp:conf/icra/ShenMK11 fatcat:hbrll3s6jjegtdcqdo5t64ofui

DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATION AND CONTROL FOR MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS: MICROINDUSTRIAL VEHICLE ROTORS (MAV)

Andrei-Mihai LUCHIAN, Mircea BOȘCOIANU
2018 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE AIR FORCE  
This paper main objective is the use of multi-agent systems to model microunmanned aerial vehicles (MAVs) for a distributed control load.  ...  Using a simulation for autonomous MAVs, controlled by a neural network, the MAV must approach a target placed somewhere in the given environment and then detonate near it.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors wish to thank the "Transilvania" University of Braşov and "Henri Coandă" Air Force Academy of Braşov for supporting the research necessary for writing this article.  ... 
doi:10.19062/2247-3173.2018.20.25 fatcat:wf7rw24inrhank7bwmvpnofd3u

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES IN THE PROTECTION OF THE ELEMENTS OF A COUNTRY'S CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE – SELECTED DIRECTIONS OF DEVELOPMENT

Radosław BIELAWSKI, Witold RZĄDKOWSKI, Rafał PERZ
2018 Security and Defence Quarterly  
<i>This paper explores the directions for the application of unmanned aerial vehicles in the provision of security to vital elements of a country's critical infrastructure.  ...  The first section of this paper will examine the current state of knowledge in the field, and is designed as a reference of terminology pertaining to unmanned aerial vehicles (definitions and classifi  ...  An unmanned vehicle will be equipped with methane detection sensors, an IT system for data processing, and an autonomous control system.  ... 
doi:10.5604/01.3001.0012.6422 fatcat:k5n36ne4mvfa7axvobxkw7q3he

Vision-based autonomous quadrotor landing on a moving platform

Davide Falanga, Alessio Zanchettin, Alessandro Simovic, Jeffrey Delmerico, Davide Scaramuzza
2017 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)  
We present a quadrotor system capable of autonomously landing on a moving platform using only onboard sensing and computing.  ...  We rely on state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms, multi-sensor fusion for localization of the robot, detection and motion estimation of the moving platform, and path planning for fully autonomous  ...  At this point, we switch the state machine to the exploration mode. 2) Exploration: The quadrotor explores an bounded area with known dimensions, flying at a given height.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2017.8088164 dblp:conf/ssrr/FalangaZSDS17 fatcat:gktptnp7rnaorc4s36rfy66pqm

Classification of Multi-UAV Architectures [chapter]

Ivan Maza, Aníbal Ollero, Enrique Casado, David Scarlatti
2014 Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  
This chapter presents a classification of different schemes for the cooperation of multiple UAVs taking into account the coupling between the vehicles and the type of cooperation.  ...  The chapter refers theoretical work but also emphasizes practical field outdoor demonstrations involving aerial vehicles.  ...  Thus, for example, ground and/or aerial vehicles with quite different characteristics and on-board sensors can be integrated in the same platform.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9707-1_119 fatcat:y3no6bla2ncg5bg7g4xekjgfiu

Marine Robotics for Recurrent Morphological Investigations of Micro-Tidal Marine-Coastal Environments. A Point of View

Alessandro Ridolfi, Nicola Secciani, Mascha Stroobant, Matteo Franchi, Leonardo Zacchini, Riccardo Costanzi, Giovanni Peralta, Luigi Enrico Cipriani
2021 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the current state of robotic technology, identifying both the benefits and shortcomings of its use for micro-tidal marine-coastal monitoring.  ...  The discussion will be supported by actual results, taken as an example, achieved using FeelHippo AUV, the compact Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) developed by the Department of Industrial Engineering  ...  The literature is dense with works on this topic [22, 32] . A good knowledge of the dynamic model of the vehicle for predicting its motion is an aspect that cannot be underestimated.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jmse9101111 fatcat:6gxhpnwplnfihdtn5nlgotndrm

Software Development for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [chapter]

Rania Elgohary
2014 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
for autonomous exploration in unknown urban environments.  ...  This research aims at improving the efficiency of the whole software development process by providing a low-cost micro-electro mechanical system-based flight control system for small UAVs that can be used  ...  and makes it easy to learn and memorize the UAV operation(s) for Autonomous Geographical control for unmanned Aerial vehicle AGCUAV.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11629-7_8 fatcat:uqnvzx7f65ff5izwttyrghi2my
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