Modeling and control of a flying robot for contact inspection

Matteo Fumagalli, R. Naldi, A. Macchelli, Raffaella Carloni, Stefano Stramigioli, L. Marconi

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    This paper focuses on the modeling and control of a flying robot. The complete system, composed of a quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle and a custom-made manipulator, has been designed for remote inspection by contact of industrial plants. The goal of this paper is to show the dynamical characteristics of the flying robot during tasks that require physical interaction, and to determine a control strategy that allows to safely interact with unknown environments. The methodology has been implemented on a real prototype and tested in an indoor area. Experimental results validate the proposed controller and show its effectiveness.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1737-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
    EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems 2012 - Vilamoura, Portugal
    Duration: 7 Oct 201212 Oct 2012

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    ISSN (Print)2153-0858


    ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems 2012
    Abbreviated titleIROS 2012
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    • METIS-296216
    • EWI-22882

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