Aerial Robotics

Course Description

This course consists of theoretical and practical classes which will enable students to fully understand the design of aerial robots, taking into account electromechanical components, dynamic modeling and control algorithms required for the design of small drones. Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to develop their unmanned aerial vehicle control system, derive a mathematical model of unmanned aerial vehicle dynamics, and, finally, design a controllable rotorcraft capable of applying contact with the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. synthesize autopilot for the control of unmanned aerial vehicles
  2. derive a mathematical model for aerial robot dynamics
  3. design a controllable rotorcraft aerial vehicle
  4. analyze the dynamics of active payload
  5. derive a trajectory planning algorithm for aerial robots

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Through lectures and laboratory exercises, we will continuously introduce you to the theoretical and practical aspects of aerial robotic

Seminars and workshops

Through lectures and laboratory exercises, we will continuously introduce you to the theoretical and practical aspects of aerial robotic

Laboratory

Through lectures and laboratory exercises, we will continuously introduce you to the theoretical and practical aspects of aerial robotic

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Motors (electric&gas)
  2. Propellers
  3. Basics of fluid dynamics
  4. Blade element momentum theory
  5. Blimps
  6. Blimps control
  7. Fixed wing platforms
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Fixed wing platforms control
  10. Rotorcrafts
  11. Rotorcrafts control
  12. Load transport
  13. Interaction with environment
  14. Seminar
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
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Literature

Matko Orsag, Christopher Korpela, Paul Oh, Stjepan Bogdan (2017.), Aerial Manipulation, Springer
Anibal Ollero, Bruno Siciliano (2019.), Aerial Robotic Manipulation, Springer

For students

General

ID 223743
  Summer semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L3 e-Learning
30 Lectures
5 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

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