International Symposium on Aerial Robotics

Drone flying for the International Symposium on Aerial Robotics Reception


June 19-20, 2017, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Motivation and Goals

Autonomous micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are beginning to play an important role in tasks like search and rescue, environment monitoring, security surveillance, transportation and inspection. Small scale size vehicles have to quickly and autonomously navigate in narrow outdoor and indoor environments, and in cities or other dense environments. They must be able to actively explore unknown areas while avoiding collisions by creating maps using onboard sensors. This involves a number of perception and control challenges that still have to be solved. This conference will address design and navigation solutions for UAVs. We expect to bring together researchers from academia and industry in the area of design, closed-loop control and navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to this symposium include, but are not necessarily limited to:

• Visual Control and estimation


• Sensor fusion

• Motion planning

• Modeling and benchmarking of performances for three-dimensional navigation

• Dynamic Visual Servo Control of aerial vehicles

• Cooperative estimation and control with multiple aerial vehicles

• Field robotics

• Search and rescue robotics


Giuseppe Loianno – University of Pennsylvania

Shaojie Shen – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Vijay Kumar – University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 – 11am to 5pm
International Symposium on Aerial Robotics
Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue , Philadelphia, PA 19146
Admission Details

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