Merced-Berkeley Drone Research Workshop

April 26, 2018

Merced-Berkeley Drone Research Workshop

  • Date: April 28, 2018, Saturday
  • Time: 11:00-3:30pm
  • Venue: MESA LAB @ UC Merced Castle Research Facility @ 4225 Hospital Rd, Atwater, CA 95301. T: 209-2284398
  • Contact: Prof. YangQuan Chen, yqchen@ieee.org
  • Free to all, free lunch (pizzas/water/soda)
  • How to reach: Put "4225 Hospital Rd, Atwater, CA 95301" in GoogleMap, Drive, Press MESA LAB Button in the Front Door or call lab phone 209-228-4398 (It is a closed community, escort is needed to get in and to get out). Our lab is "Room #22, ENG-820"
  • Special Guests:
  • Background: All started from this CITRIS seed grant of $60K. http://citris-uc.org/citris-and-the-banatao-institute-award-611000-to-eleven-information-technology-projects/
    • Consequences-aware co-piloting system for human-in-the-loop drone operations
    • Principal investigators: Mark Mueller (UC Berkeley) and YangQuan Chen (UC Merced)
    • Initiative: People and Robots
    • Small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are becoming more and more prevalent, driven by consumer interest and their potential for revolutionizing aspects of commercial applications, such as delivery of urgent goods. The expected ubiquity of such systems raises concerns about their safety, and the ability of such autonomous systems to operate safely in densely populated areas (where their value will be greatest). We propose to develop a system which adds an additional layer of safety to aerial systems operated by a human pilot, by monitoring the UAVs environment for visual cues, and monitoring the human pilot for signs of distraction. The system will endow a UAS with the ability to reason about its safety, and the consequences of safety failures during its operation. The UAS will furthermore continuously reason about possible safety maneuvers in response to likely failures — in the event of an emergency, the vehicle can then execute its last safe maneuver, thus reducing the system’s danger. We will exploit the capabilities offered by combining expertise from UC Berkeley and UC Merced: prior experience with rotorcraft, and safety thereof from Berkeley will be combined with experience on human factors, general UAS safety, and the drone safety center at UC Merced.
    • Program Time slot/Name/Title
      • 11:00 Arrival & set-up
      • 11:15 Nathan Bucki. Improved Quadcopter Disturbance Rejection Using Added Angular Momentum
      • 11:30 Dennis Schradick. Real-time calibration for localization of UAVs using ultra wide band sensors
      • 11:45 Derek Hollenbeck. Fugitive methane detection and localization with sUAS using adaptive search model
      • 12:00-12:10 Lance Christensen. OPLS drone methane sniffing systems
      • 12:10 -- 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
      • 13:00 Haoyu Niu. A Detailed Study on Accuracy of Uncooled Thermal Cameras by Exploring the Data Collection Workflow
      • 13:15 Xiangyu Wu. Towards a consequences-aware emergency landing system for unmanned aerial systems
      • 13:30 Guoxiang Zhang. LoopSmart: Smart Visual SLAM Through Surface Loop Closure
      • 13:45 Tiebiao Zhao. Low Cost Autonomous Battery Replacement System for Quadrotor Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) using 3D Printing Components
      • 14:00 Mark Mueller. How to do state estimation with attitudes?
      • 14:15 YangQuan Chen. What's publishable drone research effort? [pptx, MAS-net, RA-DPS]
      • 14:30 Brandon Stark. UCOP EHS COE of UAS Safety
      • 14:45 Prasanth Kotaru. Geometric L1 Adaptive Attitude Control for Quadrotor on SO3
      • 15:00 Jun Zeng: Geometric Control and Differential Flatness of Quadrotor with Load suspended from a Pulley
      • 15:15 Discussion, tour of Merced MESA facilities.

 


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