In this work, we validate our predictions on distributed formation control of robots with biased sensors, and we exploit our findings to coordinate teams of robots without any global positioning system.
So far all my results with rotorcraft were in simulation… until now! In this experiment, performed at TU-Delft (thanks Ewoud Smeur!), a team of four rotorcraft behaves as a single unit. The proved stability properties of the whole system allow for applications such as collaborative transportation of objects. To appear in the proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019.
A less technical demonstration of my multi-uav work. In this video you can enjoy the aerobatic maneuver of having two aircraft in the same line but with opposite direction! This is possible thanks to the given accuracy by the guidance vector field.
I have written with my friend Yuri Kapitanyuk (the main idea was from him) an algorithm for solving the problem of tracking smooth curves by an unmanned aerial vehicle travelling with a constant airspeed and under a wind disturbance. The algorithm has been successfully tested on actual drones! You can find more details about it at my Guidance Vector Field for drones page.