Multimodal Aerial Locomotion: An Approach to Active Tool Handling

Han W. Wopereis (Corresponding Author), Wilbert L.W. van de Ridder, Tom J.W. Lankhorst, Lucian Klooster, Evyatar M. Bukai, David Wuthier, George Nikolakopoulos, Stefano Stramigioli, Johan B.C. Engelen, Matteo Fumagalli

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    Abstract

    The research focus in aerial robotics is shifting from contactless inspection toward interaction and manipulation, with the number of potential applications rapidly increasing [1]. Eventually, aerial manipulators, i.e., unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with manipulators, will likely take on hazardous maintenance tasks now performed by humans. For this to happen, aerial manipulators must be able to perform all the different operations required in these maintenance routines.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8491265
    Pages (from-to)57-65
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    Early online date15 Oct 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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    Keywords

    • Force
    • Manipulator dynamics
    • Rotors
    • Task analysis
    • Tools
    • Wheels

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    Wopereis, H. W., van de Ridder, W. L. W., Lankhorst, T. J. W., Klooster, L., Bukai, E. M., Wuthier, D., ... Fumagalli, M. (2018). Multimodal Aerial Locomotion: An Approach to Active Tool Handling. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 25(4), 57-65. [8491265]. https://doi.org/10.1109/MRA.2018.2869527