Markus Bernard

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In this paper we present an overview of techniques and approaches used for a load transportation system based on small size unmanned helicopters. The focus is on the control approach and on the movement of the rope connecting helicopters and load. The proposed approach is based on two control loops: an outer loop to control the translation of each(More)
This paper deals with the cooperation and control of multiple UAVs with sensing and actuation capabilities. An architecture to perform cooperative missions with a multi-UAV platform is presented. The interactions between UAVs are not only information exchanges but also physical couplings required to cooperate in the joint transportation of a single load.(More)
It is generally accepted that systems composed of multiple aerial robots with autonomous cooperation capabilities can assist responders in many search and rescue (SAR) scenarios. In most of the previous research work, the aerial robots are mainly considered as platforms for environmental sensing and have not been used to assist victims. In this paper,(More)
In this paper an approach for control of autonomously flying robots with vertical take off and landing capabilities (VTOL) is presented. After reviewing that the motion description for different VTOL-robots is very similar, the general control scheme for VTOL-robots is presented. This scheme is based on linearisation and decoupling using inversion of the(More)
This paper and video are devoted to the last experiments and demonstration of the AWARE project (European Commission, FP6) carried out in Utrera, near Seville (Spain) May, 2009. The project has developed and validated in field experiments a platform providing the functionalities required for the cooperation of aerial robots with ground sensor-actuator(More)
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