ETAI 2016 Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ben Chen

Navigation and Control of Drones in GPS-Denied Environments

In this talk, we aim to report some advanced unmanned aerial systems developed by the UAV Research Group at National University of Singapore, which are capable of autonomously navigating in cluttered indoor and outdoor GPS-denied environments, such as hostile buildings, sewer tunnels, radiation contaminated areas and inside forests. Topics under studied include automatic flight navigation and control systems for the drones, multi-sensory data fusion, 3D real-time simultaneous localization and mapping, and dynamic 3D Path planning in unknown environments. Other topics on the development of unconventional aircraft, multi-UAV cooperative control and some ongoing research projects will also be highlighted.