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Post date here: 11/26/2014 - 11:18
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11/05/2014

As part of the ARCAS dissemination tasks, FADA-CATEC is holding a workshop next November 25th. More than 130 participans from industry have registered, which demonstrates the awareness among companies of the possibilities of UAVs for inspection and maintenance works.Two main sessions will focus on "Technologies for Inspection and Maintenace" and "Industry needs and requirement on industrial inspection and maintenance". Available advances, possible applications and future developments will be discussed in the close-up round table.Please, see attached programme for further information.

Post date here: 10/17/2014 - 14:23
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09/17/2014

Euronews has published an article about ARCAS project advances. It includes a descriptive video with interviews and demonstrations of the advances:http://www.euronews.com/2014/09/15/rise-of-the-machines/

Post date here: 06/24/2014 - 13:47
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06/24/2014

As part of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), the Workshop ”Aerial robots Physically Interacting with the environment”, held on May 30 and organized by Prof Aníbal Ollero, has demonstrated to be a success, with more than 50 attendants from universities, research centers and companies from 17 countries around the world.

The 10 presentations scheduled in the Program were delivered and sparked interesting discussions on developments:

In addition to the 10 presentations and the 6 posters presented in the Poster Session, the attendants Bürak Yüksel, Dongjun Lee, Fabio Ruggiero and Arturo Torres had short oral presentations. Thanks to the contributions from the large audience, discussions were very fruitful and helped identifying research gaps. Several challenges dealing with aerial manipulation were pointed out and other topics related to aerial robots physically interacting with the environment were discussed.

Post date here: 06/02/2014 - 08:16
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05/30/2014

The ICRA 2014 ”Aerial robots Physically Interacting with the environment”, was held on  May 30, 2014 with more than 50 attendants from universities, research centers and companies from 17 countries around the world.The 10 presentations scheduled in the Program(http://www.arcas-project.eu/sites/default/files/news/workshop_aerialrobots_ICRA2014_0.pdf)  were delivered. Moreover, the attendants Bürak Yüksel, Dongjun Lee, Fabio Ruggiero and Arturo Torres had short oral presentations. Additionally 6 posters were presented.The discussions were very fruitful and several challenges dealing with aerial manipulation and other topics related to aerial robots physically interacting with the environment were pointed out.

Post date here: 05/19/2014 - 13:10
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05/31/2014

Updated programme for the Workshop Aerial Robots Physically Interacting with the Environment.This workshop is devoted to the methods, technologies and applications of aerial robots in physical contact with the environment. The workshop will include presentations related to the main scientific and technological topics (see below) including the cooperation of several aerial robots. Thus, new methods and technologies together with simulations and implementations by using quadrotors, and helicopters will be included. Relevant application scenarios will be also analysed. ICRA provides an ideal venue to effectively engage a wide audience of subject matter experts and hence motivates this workshop. The objectives of the workshop are: 1) Present some of the scientific and technological results already obtained in dynamics of articulated aerial robots, control of aerial robots (helicopters and multi-copters) with manipulators, perception and planning in environments relevant for applications. 2) Point out what is needed to solve practical applications 3) Facilitate discussion on technology gaps, research directions and identify collaborations.

Post date here: 03/10/2014 - 18:47
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06/15/2014

The initiative “Workshop and Summer School euRathlon/ARCAS 2014” will be held next June and will provide participants with a full overview and hand-on experience with multi-domain (ground, sea and aerial) real robotic systems.- The seminar is jointly organized by euRathlon and ARCAS research projects which are funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, and will have the participation of leading teachers, experts and professionals in this type of technologies at a national and international level.- The intended audience of the workshop/summer school is postgraduate students, PhD students, Master students and researchers from universities/organizations and engineers from industry companies around the world, willing to deepen their understanding of outdoor autonomous robotics, who will have the opportunity to develop their own algorithms and test them in real robotic systems.- The programme include a variety of talks and master classes, as well as real demonstrations of object manipulations with aerial robots and a demonstration of inspections tasks performed with an underwater robot in a swimming pool. The call for participation is already opened and all the related information is available on http://www.eurathlon.eu/site/index.php/workshop/.

Post date here: 03/04/2014 - 11:06
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03/12/2014

This workshop aims at showing the advances in aerial robotics and possible evolutions of the use of flying robots, as active players of a civil environment. The recent technology of aerial manipulators for physical interaction and cooperation will be extensively addressed. The main research challenges that prevent from the effective use of aerial robots in realistic environments will be discussed

Post date here: 03/04/2014 - 11:03
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05/31/2014

This workshop is devoted to the methods, technologies and applications of aerial robots in physical contact with the environment. The workshop will include presentations related to the main scientific and technological topics (see below) including the cooperation of several aerial robots. Thus, new methods and technologies together with simulations and implementations by using quadrotors, and helicopters will be included. Relevant application scenarios will be also analysed. ICRA provides an ideal venue to effectively engage a wide audience of subject matter experts and hence motivates this workshop. The objectives of the workshop are: 1) Present some of the scientific and technological results already obtained in dynamics of articulated aerial robots, control of aerial robots (helicopters and multi-copters) with manipulators, perception and planning in environments relevant for applications. 2) Point out what is needed to solve practical applications 3) Facilitate discussion on technology gaps, research directions and identify collaborations.

Post date here: 01/20/2014 - 09:18
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01/20/2014

We are proud to present the ARCAS first newsletter. Here you can find infomation about the progress and recent findings.

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