Marco Tognon from LAAS-CNRS will talk will be on Jan. 30th at 16:00 in Salle Minquiers about his recent activities on the field of Aerial Physical Interaction (how to have drones physically interacting with the environment for construction/assembly tasks, etc.).
Aerial Physical Interaction by Means of Cables or Robotic Arms: the role of Differential Flatness
In the context of aerial physical interaction, tethered aerial vehicles and aerial manipulators are becoming very interesting systems. Such systems extends the limited capabilities of standard aerial vehicles to more related physical interaction task. On the other hand the higher complexity in terms of degrees of freedom and dynamics, makes the control and motion planning for those system non-trivial. A novel approach showing good performances for both control and planning consists on the exploitation of physical as differential flatness.In the talk I will go through the main results about differential flatness applied to tethered aerial vehicles and aerial manipulators.
Marco Tognon is a PhD student at Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS), working in the RIS team, under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Franchi and Dr. Juan Cortés. He is also collaborating in the European project AEROARMS.
He got his master degree in Automation Engineering from the University of Padua under the supervision of Prof. Ruggero Carli, after an internship at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in the Autonomous Robotics and Human-Machine Systems group under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Franchi.
He is interested in autonomous aerial robots interacting with the environment, especially on the control and motion planning of such systems.