Motivation & Goal
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 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.
Call for Papers
We invite the submission of extended abstracts, dataset papers, and robot technologies and interactive demonstrations summaries. Submissions should be in ICRA standard pdf format and be maximum 4 pages. Accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website, and authors will be invited to give a presentation and present their work during the workshop and poster session. We are currently exploring the possibility of a journal special issue for the best contributions at the workshop.
Submit your contribution here
– Submission deadline April 15, 2023
– Notification of acceptance April 27, 2023
– Final Manuscript submission April 30, 2023
The key domains of discussion will include, but are not limited to, the following:
1) Energy sources including on-board generation systems and energy harvesting from the wind
2) Platforms to improve energy efficiency in the flights: bioinspiration, morphing,
3) Energy aware planning and control
4) Energy efficient aerial manipulation
5) Recharging: Autonomous landing, recharging systems and battery change, tethered systems
6) Multiple robotic systems
7) Applications in confined spaces and highly cluttered environments
Every paper will be reviewed by at least two peers. The selection of accepted papers will be done by the organizing committee, based on the reviews. Accepted abstracts will be made available on the workshop website, and authors will be invited to present their works during the interactive poster session.