The list below captures the different subsystems and technologies required to cover the most important aspects of UAS design and operations. Follow the links to see which EPFL laboratories ands centers have activities for each topic.
Principal EPFL UAS laboratories (alphabetical)
Theory and practice of model predictive control applied to constrained systems, with an emphasis on problems arising from renewable power. Model-based control of quadcopters, control of aerial manipulator, flapping wing UAVs.
Recovery of deformable and articulated 3D motion from single video sequences. Multi-camera surveillance, augmented reality, and medical image processing. Flying object detection for obstacle avoidance.
(Automatic) design, modelling, control, and optimization methodologies for distributed, intelligent systems. Distributed cyber-physical systems such as multi-robot systems, sensor and actuators networks, and intelligent vehicles.
Precise position, attitude and trajectory determination of land or airborne vehicles and pedestrians. Particular emphasis on the navigation of UAVs in GNSS-denied environments, using Dynamic Model-Based Navigation.
Merging of biology and engineering for the design of future robotic systems. Aerial, Evolutionary and Soft Robotics, Bio-inspired Robots, Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence, Psychophysics, Neural Computation
Communication theory and applications. Multi-object (UAV, ground station) communication using customised Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR). Search and rescue using UAV-based WiFi triangulation.
All EPFL UAS laboratories, by subsystem