Multiple Heterogeneous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Editors
  • Aníbal Ollero
  • Iván Maza

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Aníbal Ollero, Iván Maza
    Pages 1-14
  3. Simon Lacroix, Rachid Alami, Thomas Lemaire, Gautier Hattenberger, Jérémi Gancet
    Pages 15-48
  4. Volker Remuß, Marek Musial, Günter Hommel
    Pages 49-65
  5. Luis Merino, Fernando Caballero, Joaquín Ferruz, Johan Wiklund, Per-Erik Forssén, Aníbal Ollero
    Pages 67-110
  6. Volker Remuß, Carsten Deeg, Marek Musial, Günter Hommel, Manuel Béjar, Federico Cuesta et al.
    Pages 111-146
  7. Leonardo Solaque, Simon Lacroix
    Pages 147-188
  8. Nicolás Peña, Federico Cuesta, Aníbal Ollero, Carlos Nogales, Francisco López-Pichaco
    Pages 189-205
  9. J. R. Martínez-de-Dios, Luis Merino, Aníbal Ollero, Luis M. Ribeiro, Xavier Viegas
    Pages 207-228
  10. Aníbal Ollero, Iván Maza
    Pages 229-232
  11. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Aerial robots can be considered as an evolution of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This book provides a quite complete overview of issues related to aerial robotics, addressing problems ranging from flight control to terrain perception and mission planning and execution. The major challenges and potentials of heterogeneous UAVs are comprehensively explored. It builds on the results of the European project COMETS, and highlights a number of key research topics in the area of UAV development, including communication, perception, teleoperation and decision making.

The monograph emphasizes the current state of technology, the existing problems and potentialities of systems consisting of multiple UAVs which are heterogeneous in view of the different characteristics of the aerial vehicles, the different on-board payloads, and the different on-board information processing capabilities. The book also examines potential applications of UAVs and details a relevant application case: forest fire detection and monitoring.

Keywords

Aerial Robotics Cooperative Perception Cooperative Robotics Monitoring UAVs algorithms communication control evolution information processing perception robot robotics teleoperation unmanned aerial vehicle

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73958-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73957-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73958-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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