[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: RSS 2009 Workshop on Autonomous Flying Vehicles

Srikanth Saripalli srikanth.saripalli at asu.edu
Tue Jun 23 12:59:31 PDT 2009

Our Workshop on Autonomous Flying Vehicles at RSS 2009 is fast approaching.
Please see below (or check http://robotics.asu.edu/rssuav) for details on


RSS 2009 Workshop on Autonomous Flying vehicles: Fundamentals and

Website :http://robotics.asu.edu/rssuav/

When: Monday June 29th, 8:30 AM - Noon (Half Day)
Where: RSS 2009 (www.roboticsconference.org)

Objectives of the Workshop:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) by nature are complex dynamical systems that
present several challenges in design, dynamics, estimation, guidance and
control. Various researchers have worked on problems ranging from design and
control of UAVs to obstacle avoidance, path planning. Because of the diverse
nature of research involved in developing UAVs, there is not much
interaction between various researchers. For example, obstacle avoidance and
path planning algorithms differ significantly depending on whether the UAV
is a fixed wing aircraft or a rotorcraft. Similarly control algorithms for a
fixed wing vehicle are vastly different from those of an Airship. Multi-UAV
control and coordination aspects pose a completely different set of
problems. The objective of the workshop is to bring together several experts
in different disciplines interested in this problem, but who normally do not
interact with each other.
Specific topics include:
€Dynamics and control
€Collision avoidance
€Mission planning
€Multi-aircraft coordination
€Adversarial settings
€Novel sensing and state estimation methods
€Applications: mapping, search and rescue, inspection, patrolling
The proposed workshop is intended to better understand design, development,
guidance and navigation of UAVs in complex, feature-rich environments. The
workshop will include talks by a number of researchers in these fields. A
key goal of the workshop is to provide a venue to allow discussion and
cross-pollination of ideas, on the often very different approaches used in
various fields.


Sylvain Bertrand (ONERA)
Alberto Elfes (NASA/JPL)
Jonathan How (MIT)
Karl Hedrick (UC Berkeley)
Vijay Kumar (UPenn)
Russ Tedrake (MIT)
Claire Tomlin (UC Berkeley)
Sanjiv Singh (CMU)

Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley)
Srikanth Saripalli (Arizona State University)


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