TRADR Summer School on Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles
Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme IAIS
August 24th-28th 2015, Schloss Birlinghoven
Micro aerial vehicles (MAV) such as multicopters have become a popular research tool in recent years and are used in an increasing number of application domains such as aerial photography and inspection tasks. Most MAVs are remotely controlled or follow GNSS waypoints in obstacle-free heights. Many tasks require navigation in complex 3D environments, close to obstacles, however. Hence, the degree of autonomy of the MAVs must be increased.
The objective of the school is to give students deep insights into the currently leading approaches to 3D environment perception, mapping, navigation planning, and control of autonomous MAVs. Lectures by internationally leading experts will provide the necessary theoretical background for hands-on exercises with MAVs.
The program is based on three pillars:
- Theory: Ranging from state estimation based on multimodal sensors and environment mapping by cameras and laser scanners over control of dynamic flight, obstacle avoidance, navigation planning, and exploration to contact with the environment and aerial manipulation.
- Case studies: Leading micro aerial systems for research on autonomy such as Ascending Technologies Firefly, the “Mapping on Demand” and InventAIRy copters of University of Bonn, the multirotors developed at CMU, the aerial manipulators of University of Seville, and the DelFly flapping wing MAVs of TU Delft will be presented.
- Practical exercises: Students will apply the theory in hands-on tutorials. Ascending Technologies will provide sensor equipped Firefly copters for these. Participants are encouraged to also bring their own micro aerial vehicles. Space for indoor and outdoor experiments with autonomous micro aerial vehicles will be available.
|13:00 - 14:00||Rainer Worst, Hartmut Surmann, Sven Behnke:
Welcome, Project TRADR Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot-Assisted Disaster Response
|14:00 - 15:30||Lecture Michael Achtelik:
MAVs - Daily Operations and Practical Applications
|16:00 - 17:30||Excercise Michael Achtelik|
|17:30 - 18:00||Poster teaser (Participants are welcome to display their research in a poster and advertise it with a three-slides three minutes teaser presentation)|
|18:00 -||Welcome reception|
|9:00 - 10:30||Lecture Sebastian Scherer:
Motion Planning for Aerial Robots
|11:00 - 12:30||Exercise Sebastian Scherer|
|14:00 - 15:30||Lecture Cyrill Stachniss:
Graph-based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
|16:00 - 17:30||Exercise Cyrill Stachniss|
|18:00 -||Evening program and dinner|
|9:00 - 10:30||Lecture Angela Schoellig:
Controls for Multi-Rotor Vehicles: From Model-Based to Learning-Enabled Approaches
|11:00 - 12:30||Exercise Angela Schoellig|
|14:00 -||Excursion and dinner|
|9:00 - 10:30||Lecture Igor Gilitschenski:
Advances in Nonlinear Dynamic State Estimation
|11:00 - 12:30||Exercise Igor Gilitschenski|
|14:00 - 15:30||Lecture Guido de Croon:
Vision for Autonomous Flight of Light-weight Micro Air Vehicles
|16:00 - 17:30||Exercise Guido de Croon|
|18:00 -||Evening program and dinner|
|9:00 - 10:30||Lecture Daniel Cremers:
Direct and Dense 3D Reconstruction from Autonomous Quadrotors
|11:00 - 12:30||Lecture Anibal Ollero:
Aerial Robotic Manipulation: Control, Perception and Planning Functionalities
|14:00 - 15:30||Exercise Daniel Cremers|
|15:30 -||Farewell coffee|
- Michael Achtelik, Ascending Technologies, Germany
- Daniel Cremers, TU Munich, Germany
- Guido C. H. E. de Croon, TU Delft, Netherlands
- Igor Gilitschenski, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Aníbal Ollero, University of Sevilla, Spain
- Sebastian Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto, Canada
- Cyrill Stachniss, University of Bonn, Germany
Application Procedure for Participants
The number of participants is limited.
Interested students and researchers needed to apply for participation prior to the application deadline through EasyChair.
- Regular: 500 €
- PhD students and students: 300 €
- Registration information will be sent to accepted applicants.
- Easy to reach by bus is Hotel Hangelar
- Easy to reach by car is Waldcafe Hotel, Holzlar
- Many hotels are available in Bonn, about 30 minutes by public transport.
- New and directly at the main train station is InterCityHotel Bonn (85€/night single room, including breakfast code AMAV2015 until July 27th).
- Close to the S66 city train is Hotel Aigner 81€/night single rom including breakfast with code AMAV2015.
- For low-budget participants, the Ibis Hotel Bonn** is recommended.
- In Siegburg, Hotel Herting is located next to the train station (S66 connection), 79€/night including breakfast with code AMAV2015.
- Application for participation: June 20th, 2015 (closed)
- Acceptance decision: June 30th, 2015 (sent)
- Registration deadline: July 31st, 2015
- Summer school: August 24th-August 28th, 2015
The school is supported by the EU FP7 ICT project TRADR “Long-term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot Assisted Disaster Response”, grant agreement no. 60963.