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Autonomous Flying Robots

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Micro Aerial Vehicles

  • Kenzo Nonami
  • Farid Kendoul
  • Satoshi Suzuki
  • Wei Wang
  • Daisuke Nakazawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
    1. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 1-29
  2. Modeling and Control of Small and Mini Rotorcraft UAVs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 33-60
    3. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 61-76
    4. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 77-93
    5. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 95-130
  3. Advanced Flight Control Systems for Rotorcraft UAVs and MAVs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 133-150
    3. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 151-160
    4. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 161-193
    5. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 195-215
  4. Guidance and Navigation of Short-Range UAVs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 219-250
    3. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 251-266
    4. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 267-302
    5. Kenzo Nonami, Farid Kendoul, Satoshi Suzuki, Wei Wang, Daisuke Nakazawa
      Pages 303-322
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-329

About this book

Introduction

The advance in robotics has boosted the application of autonomous vehicles to perform tedious and risky tasks or to be cost-effective substitutes for their - man counterparts. Based on their working environment, a rough classi cation of the autonomous vehicles would include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), - manned ground vehicles (UGVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). UAVs, UGVs, AUVs, and ASVs are called UVs (unmanned vehicles) nowadays. In recent decades, the development of - manned autonomous vehicles have been of great interest, and different kinds of autonomous vehicles have been studied and developed all over the world. In part- ular, UAVs have many applications in emergency situations; humans often cannot come close to a dangerous natural disaster such as an earthquake, a ood, an active volcano, or a nuclear disaster. Since the development of the rst UAVs, research efforts have been focused on military applications. Recently, however, demand has arisen for UAVs such as aero-robotsand ying robotsthat can be used in emergency situations and in industrial applications. Among the wide variety of UAVs that have been developed, small-scale HUAVs (helicopter-based UAVs) have the ability to take off and land vertically as well as the ability to cruise in ight, but their most importantcapability is hovering. Hoveringat a point enables us to make more eff- tive observations of a target. Furthermore, small-scale HUAVs offer the advantages of low cost and easy operation.

Keywords

Micro Air Vehicle Mini-Flying Machines control helicopter and rotorcraft microprocessor nonlinear control propulsion quad tilt wing robot robotics sensor sensors unmanned aerial vehicle

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenzo Nonami
    • 1
  • Farid Kendoul
    • 2
  • Satoshi Suzuki
    • 3
  • Wei Wang
    • 4
  • Daisuke Nakazawa
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced TechnologiesAutonomous Systems LaboratoryPullenvaleAustralia
  3. 3.International Young Researchers Empowerment CenterShinshu UniversityUedaJapan
  4. 4.College of Information and Control EngineeringNanjing University of Information Science & TechnologyNanjingP.R. China
  5. 5.Advanced Technology R&D CenterMitsubishi Electric CorporationAmagasakiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-53856-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-53855-4
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-53856-1
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