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Unmanned Airships for Monitoring/Surveillance in Amazon
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This talk will focus on the development and control of robotic
airships for monitoring and surveillance in the Brazilian Amazon forest, with
special emphasis on autonomous control & navigation. A brief description of
the Project DRONI (Robotic Airship with Innovative Conception) will be
presented related to the development of an unmanned airship (10 m)
with 4 electric engines to be used in environment monitoring at the Mamiraua reserve in central
Amazon. The research group belongs a multi-institutional network whose
objective is to design and integrate airships and aerostats, using the
different fields of aerial robotics, communication, sensory systems and
information processing, aiming environmental applications in the Amazon forest.
Speaker(s): Prof. Ely Paiva,
1515 St. Catherine West