Automatic aerial retrieval of a mobile robot using optical target tracking and localization

M. Laiacker, K. Kondak, M. Schwarzbach, Automatic aerial retrieval of a mobile robot using optical target tracking and localization, 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Mar. 2015

Abstract: 
In this paper we present a system for automatic deployment and retrieval of a mobile ground robot using a helicopter UAV. Our system allows using a mobile outdoor robot in areas that cannot be reached other than from the air and aerial measurements alone are not sufficient. For example a ground robot can perform in situ measurements and even take samples that can later be analyzed when the robot is returned by the aerial system.
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