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Aerial Robotic Manipulation

Research, Development and Applications

  • Anibal Ollero
  • Bruno Siciliano

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anibal Ollero, Bruno Siciliano
      Pages 3-11
  3. Aerial Robots with Arms: Design, Modelling and Mechatronics Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-14
    2. Guillermo Heredia, Raul Cano, Antonio Jimenez-Cano, Anibal Ollero
      Pages 15-33
    3. Manuel Bejar, Anibal Ollero, Konstantin Kondak
      Pages 35-52
    4. Antonio Franchi
      Pages 53-65
    5. Pedro Sanchez-Cuevas, Guillermo Heredia, Anibal Ollero
      Pages 67-82
    6. Alejandro Suarez, Guillermo Heredia, Anibal Ollero
      Pages 83-95
  4. Control of Aerial Manipulators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-99
    2. Gianluca Antonelli
      Pages 101-117
    3. Antonio Jimenez-Cano, Guillermo Heredia, Anibal Ollero
      Pages 119-126
    4. Manuel Bejar, Anibal Ollero, Konstantin Kondak
      Pages 127-146
    5. Francesco Pierri
      Pages 147-157
    6. Angel Santamaria-Navarro, Juan Andrade-Cetto, Vincenzo Lippiello
      Pages 191-202
    7. Fabrizio Caccavale
      Pages 203-215
  5. Perception for Aerial Robotic Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-218
    2. A. Santamaria-Navarro, J. Solà, J. Andrade-Cetto
      Pages 219-228

About this book


Aerial robotic manipulation integrates concepts and technologies coming from unmanned aerial systems and robotics manipulation. It includes not only kinematic, dynamics, aerodynamics and control but also perception, planning, design aspects, mechatronics and cooperation between several aerial robotics manipulators.

All these topics are considered in this book in which the main research and development approaches in aerial robotic manipulation are presented, including the description of relevant systems. In addition of the research aspects, the book also includes the deployment of real systems both indoors and outdoors, which is a relevant characteristic of the book because most results of aerial robotic manipulation have been validated only indoor using motion tracking systems. Moreover, the book presents two relevant applications: structure assembly and inspection and maintenance, which has started to be applied in the industry. The Chapters of the book will present results of two main European Robotics Projects in aerial robotics manipulation:

FP7 ARCAS and H2020 AEROARMS. FP7 ARCAS defined the basic concepts on aerial robotic manipulation, including cooperative manipulation. The H2020 AEROARMS on aerial robot with multiple arms and advanced manipulation capabilities for inspection and maintenance has two general objectives: (1) development of advanced aerial robotic manipulation methods and technologies, including manipulation with dual arms and multi-directional thrusters aerial platforms; and (2) application to the inspection and maintenance.


Aerial robotics Manipulation control of aerial robotic manipulator perception planning tele-manipulation inspection and maintenance structure assembly

Editors and affiliations

  • Anibal Ollero
    • 1
  • Bruno Siciliano
    • 2
  1. 1.GRVC Robotics Lab SevilleUniversidad de SevillaSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell’InformazioneUniversità di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Aerial Robotic Manipulation
  • Book Subtitle Research, Development and Applications
  • Editors Anibal Ollero
    Bruno Siciliano
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Spr.Tracts in Adv.Robotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Intelligent Technologies and Robotics Intelligent Technologies and Robotics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-12944-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-12947-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-12945-3
  • Series ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series E-ISSN 1610-742X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 385
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 225 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Artificial Intelligence
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