Autonomous Flying RobotsAutonomous Flying Robots



The advance in robotics has boosted the application of autonomous vehicles to perform tedious and risky tasks or to be cost-effective substitutes for their - man counterparts.

Author: Kenzo Nonami

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431538569

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The advance in robotics has boosted the application of autonomous vehicles to perform tedious and risky tasks or to be cost-effective substitutes for their - man counterparts. Based on their working environment, a rough classi cation of the autonomous vehicles would include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), - manned ground vehicles (UGVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). UAVs, UGVs, AUVs, and ASVs are called UVs (unmanned vehicles) nowadays. In recent decades, the development of - manned autonomous vehicles have been of great interest, and different kinds of autonomous vehicles have been studied and developed all over the world. In part- ular, UAVs have many applications in emergency situations; humans often cannot come close to a dangerous natural disaster such as an earthquake, a ood, an active volcano, or a nuclear disaster. Since the development of the rst UAVs, research efforts have been focused on military applications. Recently, however, demand has arisen for UAVs such as aero-robotsand ying robotsthat can be used in emergency situations and in industrial applications. Among the wide variety of UAVs that have been developed, small-scale HUAVs (helicopter-based UAVs) have the ability to take off and land vertically as well as the ability to cruise in ight, but their most importantcapability is hovering. Hoveringat a point enables us to make more eff- tive observations of a target. Furthermore, small-scale HUAVs offer the advantages of low cost and easy operation.

Bio inspired Flying RobotsBio inspired Flying Robots



This book demonstrates how bio-inspiration can lead to fully autonomous flying robots without relying on external aids.

Author: Jean-Christophe Zufferey

Publisher: EPFL Press

ISBN: 1420066846

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This book demonstrates how bio-inspiration can lead to fully autonomous flying robots without relying on external aids. Most existing aerial robots fly in open skies, far from obstacles, and rely on external beacons, mainly GPS, to localise and navigate. However, these robots are not able to fly at low altitude or in confined environments, and yet this poses absolutely no difficulty to insects. Indeed, flying insects display efficient flight control capabilities in complex environments despite their limited weight and relatively tiny brain size. From sensor suite to control strategies, the literature on flying insects is reviewed from an engineering perspective in order to extract useful principles that are then applied to the synthesis of artificial indoor flyers. Artificial evolution is also utilised to search for alternative control systems and behaviors that match the constraints of small flying robots. Specifically, the basic sensory modalities of insects, vision, gyroscopes and airflow sense, are applied to develop navigation controllers for indoor flying robots. These robots are capable of mapping sensor information onto actuator commands in real time to maintain altitude, stabilize the course and avoid obstacles. The most prominent result of this novel approach is a 10-gram microflyer capable of fully autonomous operation in an office-sized room using fly-inspired vision, inertial and airspeed sensors. This book is intended for all those interested in autonomous robotics, in academia and industry.

Popular SciencePopular Science



THE BANTAM MICROBOT [ELECTRONICS] Losing Weight, Flying High The
world's smallest, lightest robotic ... autonomous flying microbot. ... More than just
a feat of miniaturization, the flying robot boasts unprecedented power for its size.

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Flying Insects and RobotsFlying Insects and Robots



This book was written by biologists and engineers leading the research in this crossdisciplinary field. It examines all aspects of the mechanics, technology and intelligence of insects and insectoids.

Author: Dario Floreano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540893938

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Flying insects are intelligent micromachines capable of exquisite maneuvers in unpredictable environments. Understanding these systems advances our knowledge of flight control, sensor suites, and unsteady aerodynamics, which is of crucial interest to engineers developing intelligent flying robots or micro air vehicles (MAVs). The insights we gain when synthesizing bioinspired systems can in turn benefit the fields of neurophysiology, ethology and zoology by providing real-life tests of the proposed models. This book was written by biologists and engineers leading the research in this crossdisciplinary field. It examines all aspects of the mechanics, technology and intelligence of insects and insectoids. After introductory-level overviews of flight control in insects, dedicated chapters focus on the development of autonomous flying systems using biological principles to sense their surroundings and autonomously navigate. A significant part of the book is dedicated to the mechanics and control of flapping wings both in insects and artificial systems. Finally hybrid locomotion, energy harvesting and manufacturing of small flying robots are covered. A particular feature of the book is the depth on realization topics such as control engineering, electronics, mechanics, optics, robotics and manufacturing. This book will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers engaged with theory and engineering in the domains of aerial robotics, artificial intelligence, and entomology.

Experiments in Autonomous Navigation and Control of Multi manipulator Free flying Space RobotsExperiments in Autonomous Navigation and Control of Multi manipulator Free flying Space Robots



Marc Albert Ullman. [ 40 ] Craig Klugman . Robots in the Making . Stanford
Magazine , 18 ( 4 ) : 101 , December 1990 . [ 41 ] Tadashi Komatsu , Michihiro
Uenohara , Shoichi likura , Hirofumi Miura , and Isao Shimoyama . Capture of
Free Flying ...

Author: Marc Albert Ullman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110883860

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Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietyProceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



... Control of an Autonomous Flying Robot Sukon Puntunan and Manukid
Parnichkun Asian Institute of Technology , PO. ... Abstract most important control
system for a flying robot , because they are the inner loop for the position and
velocity ...

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New ScientistNew Scientist



Unlike us , honeybees slow down automatically , altering their flying speed to
keep the speed at which the ground rushes by ... Imagine instead that Mars
Pathfinder had released a swarm of autonomous flying robots to scope things out
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Field and Service RoboticsField and Service Robotics



This meeting was the fifth in the series and brings FSR back to Australia where it was first held. FSR has been held every 2 years, starting with Canberra 1997, followed by Pittsburgh 1999, Helsinki 2001 and Lake Yamanaka 2003.

Author: Peter Corke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540334521

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The 5th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR05) was held in Port Douglas, Australia, on 29th - 31st July 2005, and brought together the worlds' leading experts in field and service automation. The goal of the conference was to report and encourage the latest research and practical results towards the use of field and service robotics in the community with particular focus on proven technology. The conference provided a forum for researchers, professionals and robot manufacturers to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge and experience. Field robots are robots which operate in outdoor, complex, and dynamic environments. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, with particular applications involving indoor and structured environments. There are a wide range of topics presented in this issue on field and service robots including: Agricultural and Forestry Robotics, Mining and Exploration Robots, Robots for Construction, Security & Defence Robots, Cleaning Robots, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Autonomous Flying Robots. This meeting was the fifth in the series and brings FSR back to Australia where it was first held. FSR has been held every 2 years, starting with Canberra 1997, followed by Pittsburgh 1999, Helsinki 2001 and Lake Yamanaka 2003.

Intelligent Systems and AutomationIntelligent Systems and Automation



The actual trend is towards more autonomy . An autonomous 2. BASIC
CONCEPTS flying robot will be suitable for applications like search and rescue ,
surveillance and remote inspection . Task planning As in this study , we are
interested by ...

Author: Hichem Arioui

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

ISBN: UCSD:31822036956258

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ProceedingsProceedings



For example , our flying robot must want to find radiation high spots . It must want
to map them . It must want to remain viable , etc . The self - sufficient robot must
have some degree of autonomy because it must have the freedom to do that ...

Author: Philippe Gaussier

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

ISBN: 0818664827

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The proceedings of PerAc'94 comprise paper and poster sessions on collective intelligence, simple behavioral robots, genetic algorithms, active perception, building blocks and architectures for designing intelligent systems, complex architecture to control autonomous robots, and cognition. No index.

ProceedingsProceedings



Navigation in an autonomous flying robot by using a biologically inspired visual
odometer . In McKee G . T . and Schenker P . S . ( Eds . ) Proc . of SPIE Vol 4196 ,
Conf . on Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III ...

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Robotics ResearchRobotics Research



... edu Abstract Unmanned aerial robots such as autonomous helicopters Several
additional factors do contribute to substantial can perform very aggressive
maneuvers that will be very increases in flight performance for autonomous
useful in ...

Author: John M. Hollerbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028484108

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The Seventh International Symposium of Robotics Research was held in Herrsching near Munich, Germany, from October 21 to 24, 1995, the first to be organized following the renewal undergone by the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) during the preceding Symposium (Hidden Valley, October 1993). A board of eighteen officers was appointed: Suguru Arimoto (Tokyo University) Ruzena Bajcsy (University of Pennsylvania) Robert Bolles (SRI International) Mike Brady (Oxford University) Paolo Dario (Pisa University, Italy) Joris De Schutter (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) Olivier Faugeras (INRIA, France) Georges Giralt (LAAS-CNRS, Fra ce), Secretary Gerd Hirzinger (DFVLR, Germany) Hirochika Inoue (Tokyo University), President-elect Ray Jarvis (Monash University, Australia) Takeo Kanade (Carnegie Mellon University) Hirofumi Miura (Tokyo University) Richard Paul (University of Pennsylvania), President Marc Raibert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Bernie Roth (Stanford University) Yoshiaki Shirai (Osaka University) Tsuneo Yoshikawa (Kyoto University) It was our commitment to bring together active, leading robotics researchers from academia, government, and industry, with the ambitious objective to assess the state of Advanced Robotics and to discuss future research directions. Papers representing authoritative reviews of established research areas as well as papers reporting on new areas were sought for presentation. A number ofleading researchers were asked to submit extended abstracts outlining papers representing their areas of research. In addition to inviting participants, a call for papers was issued in order to include researchers who had made significant new contributions to robotics.