Beyond UAVs: Flying Robot Swarms

Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar
University of Pennsylvania, USA
15:50~16:40,November 21st, 2013


Autonomous micro aerial robots can operate in three-dimensional unstructured environments, and offer many opportunities for environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and first response. I will describe the challenges in developing a swarm of small, agile robots and our recent work in the areas of (a) control and planning, (b) state estimation and mapping, and (c) coordinating large teams of robots, with applications to cooperative manipulation and transport, construction, and exploration and mapping.


Research Interests :

Cyber-physical Systems


Awards and Honors:

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering of the USA (2013)
  • The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumnus Award (2012)
  • Fellow, IEEE (2005)