AEROWORKS and Dr. Kostas Alexis fromt ETH is going to give a lecture on the summer school on Mobile Manipulators in Spain 2015, where experience and results from AEROWORKS will be also presented. The full details of the talk are the following ones:
Aerial robots can play a major role in infrastructure inspection and maintenance operations. Relying on novel contributions in the fields of flight control, manipulator design and control, perception and path planning, aerial robots will soon be able to execute an autonomous high–fidelity 3D reconstruction task, detect potential risks and hazards and subsequently attempt maintenance work via means of aerial manipulation. This talk will try to cover the fields of inspection path planning for known as well as unknown environments, control for inspection through contact as well as the emerging field of agile manipulation using Micro Aerial Vehicles. Finally, results from the ongoing work of the AEROWORKS Horizon 2020 (http://www.aeroworks2020.eu/) project will be discussed.