Last 18-19 November we celebrated the 3rd AERIAL-CORE General Meeting organized by the University of Zurich and coordinated by Professor Anibal Ollero (University of Seville), with the participation of almost sixty people. The partners presented their progress and new results obtained in these months, with the focus on preparing the first Review Meeting of the project.
FADA-CATEC and the University of Zurich described the system design and architecture, comprising the different software/hardware components proposed by the partners. The work on cognitive functionalities for aerial robots was presented by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Terabee, University of Zurich, and University of Seville.
New designs on aerial platforms with morphing capabilities were shown by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Twente, and University of Seville. The University of Naples introduced the work package devoted to design of arms and end effectors for aerial manipulation with the contribution of the University of Zagreb and the University of Seville.
The University of Southern Denmark and the University of Seville presented the first flight tests in real power lines, as well as the developments in the planning and perception for safe local manipulation, with contributions from University of Naples. The University of Zagreb showed several teleoperation devices intended to facilitate the control of the aerial robots. Finally, the University of Twente illustrated the experiments with the aerial co-worker, whereas Terabee, University of Zurich and University of Seville presented the advances in sensor fusion, accurate tracking, landing/perching, and mapping.