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Post date here: 11/28/2013 - 16:39
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11/28/2013

ARCAS keeps on advancing in the structure assembly by using autonomous aerial robots equipped with a robotic arm and onboard cameras.

New findings achieved within scene and objects recognition tasks cope with diverse and challenging factors that make difficult the detection from aerial robots such as lightning changes, occlusions, shadows or blurred images.
Researchers from the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica industrial (Barcelona, Spain) have developed an effective algorithm which allows UAV detect a suitable localization for the installation of the assembly structure, but also recognize the bar-shaped structures in real time and with high accuracy during the insertion tasks. This is a useful feature that let onboard cameras zooming into specific parts of the scene or object facilitating the grasping labour.

This is the first set of experiments towards the perception for aerial and space manipulation of ARCAS system.

For more details, you can download the deliverable Del 3.1 Scene and object recognition from the link below.

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Post date here: 04/16/2013 - 11:23
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04/16/2013

In the first year of the project, the ARCAS system has been specified, and new perception, planning and control methods have been developed. Furthermore, in this first year, new aerial robots (helicopters and quadrotors) with multi-joint arms have been developed, and the first control methods have been implemented.

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Post date here: 04/04/2012 - 12:28
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04/04/2012

Aerial robots physically interacting with the environment. The main objective of this workshop is to analyse the main challenges posed by aerial robots in physical contact between them and with objects in the environment as required for applications involving manipulation, assembly, load transportation and deployment.

The presentations that were showed at the Workshop arranged in the framework of EuRobotics Forum 2012, are now available.
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Post date here: 03/02/2012 - 11:09
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03/02/2012

Aerial robots physically interacting with the environment.

The main objective of this workshop is to analyse the main challenges posed by aerial robots in physical contact between them and with objects in the environment as required for applications involving manipulation, assembly, load transportation and deployment.

Post date here: 01/26/2012 - 09:14
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12/02/2011

ARCAS Kick-off meeting was celebrated in Seville on 2nd of December 2011. Members from all entities in the consortium joined at the event to plan the first steps of the project and to agree the first actions to carry out for the next six months.

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