Flying Robots

Stefan Leutenegger, Christoph Hürzeler, Amanda K. Stowers, Kostas Alexis, Markus W. Achtelik, David Lentink, Paul Y. Oh, Roland Siegwart

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Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS s) have drawn increasing attention recently, owing to advancements in related research, technology, and applications. While having been deployed successfully in military scenarios for decades, civil use cases have lately been tackled by the robotics research community. This chapter overviews the core elements of this highly interdisciplinary field; the reader is guided through the design process of aerial robots for various applications starting with a qualitative characterization of different types of UAS. Design and modeling are closely related, forming a typically iterative process of drafting and analyzing the related properties. Therefore, we overview aerodynamics and dynamics, as well as their application to fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and flapping-wing UAS, including related analytical tools and practical guidelines. Respecting use-case-specific requirements and core autonomous robot demands, we finally provide guidelines to related system integration challenges.

Originele taal-2English
TitelSpringer Handbook of Robotics
RedacteurenBruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib
UitgeverijSpringer International Publishing
Aantal pagina's47
ISBN van elektronische versie9783319325521
ISBN van geprinte versie9783319325507
StatusPublished - 1-jan.-2016
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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