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Published: 2012-11-09 at 17:00
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Colloquia Load Transportation Using...

The third colloquium under the auspices of the ACROSS project held by dr. sc. Ivana Palunko.

Colloquium details
Title Load Transportation Using Quadrotors
Speaker dr. sc. Ivana Palunko
Date 9. 11. 2012. 14:00 - 15:00
Location Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, TCR

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In this talk, we investigated problems that occur during load transportation using small scale quadrotors. First, the problem of quadrotor stabilization and trajectory tracking with changes of the center of gravity of the system was addressed. Then we addressed the problem of a swing-free transport of suspended load using quadrotors. Flying with a load can be a very challenging and sometimes hazardous task as the load significantly alters the flight characteristics of the quadrotor.  Besides the swing-free maneuvers with suspended load, load trajectory tracking is another problem we defined and presented.  At the end, we proposed an algorithm for navigation in cluttered environments considering a quadrotor with suspended load. 
Ivana Palunko is a postdoctoral researcher in the Research Centre for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering ,University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). She graduated from FER with a Masters degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering in 2007., majoring in Control Systems. In August 2008, she enrolled in the Ph.D program, the Control Systems major, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM. Her research is mainly oriented in the field of modeling and control of unmanned aerial vehicles. The tools utilized in her research are: modeling of nonlinear systems, nonlinear control, Lyapunov stability, adaptive control, bifurcation theory, optimal control, reinforcement learning, optimization theory. These tools are applied to problems in the area of load transportation using aerial robots. She defended her Ph.D dissertation in August 2012
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