ABSTRACT

The Workshop will be devoted to the research and development related to the energy management in unmanned aerial systems and aerial robotics. This includes the energy sources, the design and development of platforms to decrease energy consumption and improve flight endurance and range, the energy aware planning and control of the aerial platform, energy efficient aerial manipulation, autonomous recharging, multiple robotic systems and applications, including operations in urban air mobility, highly cluttered environments and confined spaces.

Energy management is today a critical component in many unmanned aerial vehicles and aerial robots. Thus, increasing flight endurance and range of operation is a must in many applications that cannot be solved with few tens of minutes flights and hundreds of meters range. These applications include obviously transportation and logistics, surveillance, environment monitoring, agriculture and forestry, large infrastructure inspection and many others. The problem can be solved from many different perspectives, including on-board generation of energy, on-board processing design and development of new aerial platforms and subsystems.

Submission link for invited papers & interactive demonstration submissions: TBA
Deadline: TBA

ORGANIZERS

Anibal Ollero

GRVC Robotics Lab, University of Seville (Spain), Co-Chair IEEE TC Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Pauline Pounds

University of Queensland, Associate Professor, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (Australia).

Giuseppe Loianno

New York University (USA), Director of the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab.

H. Jin Kim

Seoul National University, Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Automation and Systems Research Institute (Korea).