The ARCAS project proposes the development and experimental validation of the first cooperative free-flying robot system for assembly and structure construction.
ARCAS will provide integrated and consolidated scientific foundations for flying robot perception, planning and control. In particular, ARCAS will produce a framework for the design and development of cooperating flying robots for assembly operations.
The integration of these functionalities will pave the way for new applications and services in aerial and space robotics. The building of platforms for the evacuation of people in rescue operations, the installation of platforms in uneven terrains for landing of manned and unmanned VTOL aircrafts, the cooperative inspection and maintenance and the construction of structures, are some examples of aerial robotics' potential.
Read the updated information about ARCAS in the Digital Agenda for Europe blog: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/node/76864
Read the compelling article about ARCAS in the November 2014 issue of the European Commission RESEARCH*EU magazine. Please, download the reduced version from the link below, or get the full version from the EC server here.
Next Tuesday, 26th May, 2015, the workshop "Aerial Robotics Manipulation and Load Transportation" will be held during the ICRA 2015 Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA.The URL with the programme will be available in the next days.
A new workshop related to the research carried out in the ARCAS project is scheduled for next March 11th during the next European Robotics Forum 2015 (ERF2015), which will be held in Vienna - Austria. Please, download the attached program in PDF from the link below or visit http://wpage.unina.it/lippiell/workshops/ERF15/erf15.html
Prof. Bruno Siciliano is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation for his outstanding leadership in the robotics and automation community as a research innovator, an inspired educator, a dedicated contributor of professional service, an ambassador of science and technology. Congratulations from the whole ARCAS team!!!
Further information about Prof Bruno Siciliano can be obtained from his personal webpage: http://wpage.unina.it/sicilian/