Research Associate Professor
office: NSH 3211
address: 5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
phone: 412 268 5581
Planning for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles
The goal of this project is to enable unmanned aerial vehicle to operate fully autonomously in near-earth spaces such as urban environments and sparse forests. Robust planning is challenging because it needs to occur in a relatively high-dimensional space in order to generate dynamically feasible trajectories, it needs to be fast in order to allow for fast flying, and it needs to account for massive uncertainty due to noisy perception and inaccurate localization.
This project is a collaboration with Dragonfly Pictures, Inc company that designs and builds unmanned helicopters.