Mini-UAVs have much potential for applications such as surveillance and search as they can easily traverse unprepared terrain and gain better vantage points. With onboard autonomy, they can even perform the missions with little human oversight. And with the ability to autonomously operate in groups, they can cover large areas and perform multiple tasks concurrently. TL@NUS has been conducting research on Mini-UAV autonomy for some years. This talk will first cover a brief overview of the years of research, followed by two recent works – the first on autonomous navigation in GNSS-denied and cluttered environment and the second on an auto-organising aerial sensor network.
Who Should Attend
Dr. Rodney Teo
Rodney Teo received both his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics Engineering from Stanford University and his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Temasek Laboratories at the National University of Singapore. His work interest is research and development in autonomy for mini-unmanned aerial vehicles.