Aerial Cooperative Full Pose Manipulations Control in Air and in Contact with the Environment

Date de début
IRISA Rennes
Dario Sanalitro

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Abstract: Robotic systems, equipped with sensors, play a pivotal role in perceiving their environment. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) advent has even accelerated such a process. Moreover, in recent years, technological advancements have led to the employment of these robotic systems in more complex operations where the UAVs interact with the external environment.
While single UAVs are proficient in many assignments, limitations in manipulation workspace and payload capacity necessitate consideration of multi-robot systems. In certain scenarios, the cooperative manipulation problem becomes paramount, aiming to regulate all Degrees of Freedom (DoFs) of manipulated payloads with teams of multiple robots. The talk will present models and control algorithms to solve the cooperative problem in air and in interaction with the environment.

Bio: Dario Sanalitro graduated at the University of Catania, Catania (Italy) in 2017 in an M.Sc. degree in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems. In 2022, he completed his Ph.D. program in Robotics at the National Institute for Applied Sciences, Toulouse, France and he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France in 2022. He currently covers the Assistant Professor role at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy.