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PDE Boundary Control for Flexible Articulated Wings on a Robotic Aircraft
This paper presents a boundary control formulation for distributed parameter systems described by partial differential equations (PDEs) and whose output is given by a spatial integral of weightedExpand
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Motion primitives and 3D path planning for fast flight through a forest
This paper presents two families of motion primitives for enabling fast, agile flight through a dense obstacle field. The first family of primitives consists of a time-delay dependent 3D circularExpand
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A Survey on Aerial Swarm Robotics
The use of aerial swarms to solve real-world problems has been increasing steadily, accompanied by falling prices and improving performance of communication, sensing, and processing hardware. TheExpand
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Flight mechanics of a tailless articulated wing aircraft.
This paper investigates the flight mechanics of a micro aerial vehicle without a vertical tail in an effort to reverse-engineer the agility of avian flight. The key to stability and control of such aExpand
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Dynamics and Performance of Tailless Micro Aerial Vehicle with Flexible Articulated Wings
The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss the performance and stability of a tailless micro aerial vehicle with flexible articulated wings. The dihedral angles can be varied symmetricallyExpand
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A flight mechanics-centric review of bird-scale flapping flight
This paper reviews the flight mechanics and control of birds and bird-size aircraft. It is intended to fill a niche in the current survey literature which focuses primarily on the aerodynamics,Expand
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Herding a Flock of Birds Approaching an Airport Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
The problem of herding a flock of birds is posed in a graph theoretic framework. A novel algorithm, called the n-wavefront algorithm, Is developed for enabling a single unmanned aerial vehicle toExpand
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Closed-Loop Perching and Spatial Guidance Laws for Bio-Inspired Articulated Wing MAV
This paper presents the underlying theoretical developments and successful experimental demonstrations of perching of an aerial robot. The open-loop lateral-directional dynamics of the robot areExpand
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Novel Dihedral-Based Control of Flapping-Wing Aircraft With Application to Perching
We describe the design of an aerial robot inspired by birds and the underlying theoretical developments leading to novel control and closed-loop guidance algorithms for a perching maneuver. A uniqueExpand
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Robotic Herding of a Flock of Birds Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
In this paper, we derive an algorithm for enabling a single robotic unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds away from a designated volume of space, such as the air space around an airport.Expand
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