Flying Robots: Towards Smaller, Safer, Smarter and Faster UAVs


The number of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones has grown exponentially over the last three decades. Yet we are only now seeing autonomous flying robots that can operate in three-dimensional indoor environments and in outdoor environments without GPS. I will discuss the need for smaller, safer, smarter, and faster flying robots and the challenges in control, planning, and coordinating swarms of robots with applications to search and rescue, first response and precision farming. Publications and videos are available at

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Fri, May 26th, 2017