Human Supervised Multirotor UAV System Design for Inspection Applications

Mohammad Shaqura, Khalid Alzuhair, Fadl Abdellatif, Jeff S. Shamma

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Abstract

Multirotor UAVs are widely used for aerial inspection applications where missions are accomplished either via manual or autonomous control. Human controlled UAVs require trained pilots which can be a barrier from using the technology for general inspection personnel. Fully autonomous navigation, which employs onboard sensing, planning and coverage algorithms, is effective but comes with the cost of development and operational complexities. A human supervised UAV system design is presented where a deployed aerial vehicle operates in semi-autonomous mode. An operator, who is equipped with a smart handheld laser pointer, gives the UAV global guiding directions to reach the inspection target. The UAV is equipped with onboard vision sensing for local planning and target identification in addition to video streaming or recording. System operation is validated in indoor fliaht tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538655726
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2018Aug 8 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period08/6/1808/8/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Autonomous systems
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Inspection
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety Research

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