Subject description - BE3M33MRS

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BE3M33MRS Multi-robot aerial systems
Roles:PV Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13133 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:Saska M. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Báča T., Pěnička R., Saska M. Credits:6
Tutors:Báča T., Krátký V., Petráček P. Semester:Z

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The course offers the introduction to multirotor autonomous aerial systems (UAV). Standard senzors and principles of estimate and control of UAV will be introduced. The problems of motion planning, path planning, localization, mapping and exploration will be discussed for sigle moving UAV as well as multiple UAVs moving in a formation.

Course outlines:

1. Autonomous aerial system, architectures and taxonomies (sensors, actuators, applications; fixed wing, multirotor, VTOL - convertibles, ...)
2. Multirotor helicopter dynamics model, control, motion planning
3. Multirotor helicopter state estimation and localization
4. Single aerial robot mapping and planning
5. Multi-robot architectures and taxonomies (centralized, decentralized and distributed...).
6. Multi-robot planning, mapping and exploration
7. Formation control (leader-follower, virtual structures, time-varying topology, connectivity maintenance, pursuit - evader, steady-state and bearing-based formations)
8. Behavior-based systems (swarm robotics, bio-inspired flocking algorithms)
9. Cooperative localization of team members (nearby robots)
10. Communication architectures and communication issues in reactive multi-robot systems
11. Failure detection, recovery, reconfiguration in aerial systems
12. Transportation and manipulation by aerial robots
13. Task assignment, consensus, collective decision-making
14. Multi-robot learning - Learning to coordinate

Exercises outline:

Students work on practical tasks from teachers.


Siciliano, B. and Khatib, O. (2016) Springer handbook of robotics. Springer. Topics related directly to multirotor aerial platforms may be studied from Franck Cazaurang Kelly Cohen Manish Kumar (2020) Multi-rotor Platform Based UAV Systems. Elsevier. An overview of swarming approaches can be found in Heiko Hamann (2018) Swarm Robotics: A Formal Approach. Springer. Classical graph-based approaches designed for multi-robot systems can be found in Mesbahi, M. and Egerstedt, M. (2010) Graph theoretic methods in multiagent networks. Princeton University Press.



Multirobotic systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEKYR_2021 Common courses PV 3

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