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Introduction

  • Kenzo Nonami
  • Farid Kendoul
  • Satoshi Suzuki
  • Wei Wang
  • Daisuke Nakazawa

Abstract

This chapter contains a non-technical and general discussion about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro aerial vehicles (MAVs). This chapter presents some fundamental definitions related to UAVs and MAVs for clarification, and discusses the contents of this monograph. The goal of this chapter is to help the reader to become familiar with the contents of the monograph and understand what to expect from each chapter.

Keywords

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Autonomous Control Flight Control Unmanned Aircraft System Unmanned Aircraft 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenzo Nonami
    • 1
  • Farid Kendoul
    • 2
  • Satoshi Suzuki
    • 3
  • Wei Wang
    • 4
  • Daisuke Nakazawa
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced TechnologiesAutonomous Systems LaboratoryPullenvaleAustralia
  3. 3.International Young Researchers Empowerment CenterShinshu UniversityUedaJapan
  4. 4.College of Information and Control EngineeringNanjing University of Information Science & TechnologyNanjingP.R. China
  5. 5.Advanced Technology R&D CenterMitsubishi Electric CorporationAmagasakiJapan

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