Ioannis A. Raptis

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—This paper presents a model-based tracking control design for small-scale unmanned helicopters. The design objective is for the helicopter to track predefined inertial position (or velocity) and heading reference trajectories. The controller is based on a nominal linear state-space model that successfully captures the small-scale helicopter coupled(More)
The future of flight is autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. By supporting or replacing UAV operators, control systems become key for increasing UAV autonomy. This paper presents a novel controller and trajectory generator module for an unmanned rotorcraft, with the goal of tracking a moving ground target using sensor measurements and limited or no(More)
Large-Scale Actuator Networks (LSAN) are a rapidly growing class of electromechanical systems. A prime application of LSANs in the industrial sector is distributed manipulation. LSAN's are typically implemented using: vibrating plates, air jets, and mobile multi-robot teams. This paper investigates a surface capable of morphing its shape using an array of(More)
Large-Scale Actuator Networks (LSANs) are a rapidly growing class of electro-mechanical systems. A prime implementation of LSANs in the industrial sector is distributed manipulation. Some distributed manipulators include: vibrating plates, arrays of air jets, and mobile multi-robot teams. This paper examines an autonomous morphing surface that reconfigures(More)
In the recent years, Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are gradually integrated to warehouse management systems. The employment of AGVs has numerous advantages over conventional warehouse systems in terms of cost, scalability and efficiency. In this work, we present the development of a small-scale test-bed platform for testing and validating warehouse(More)