Present Your Research in Robotics at the Showcase! Register for Your Poster Session Here: https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y0vtJRJxdkne4K
Registration Closes April 6th @ Noon
Georgia Tech Robotics Faculty & Students,
We invite you to participate in our third annual Robotics Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 13, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm. This event brings together students, faculty, and industry partners to showcase the current robotics-related research happening at Georgia Tech. This year’s event will be entirely virtual and will be hosted on SpatialChat.
As in years past, we will have a student poster session and we would like to have representation from each robotics-related research group. If you have a poster related to your current research projects (within the last 12-18 months) you would like to present, we invite you to register to attend and present your research. Please register as soon as possible as registration will be closed at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Many parcel delivery drones of the future are expected to handle packages weighing five pounds or less, a restriction that would allow small, standardized UAVs to handle a large percentage of the deliveries now done by ground vehicles. But will that relegate heavier packages to slower delivery by conventional trucks and vans?
A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a modular solution for handling larger packages without the need for a complex fleet of drones of varying sizes. By allowing teams of small drones to collaboratively lift objects using an adaptive control algorithm, the strategy could allow a wide range of packages to be delivered using a combination of several standard-sized vehicles.
Beyond simplifying the drone fleet, the work could provide more robust drone operations and reduce the noise and safety concerns involved in operating large autonomous UAVs in populated areas. In addition to commercial package delivery, the system might also be used by the military to resupply small groups of soldiers in the field.
“A delivery truck could carry a dozen drones in the back, and depending on how heavy a particular package is, it might use as many as six drones to carry the package,” said Jonathan Rogers, the Lockheed Martin Associate Professor of Avionics Integration in Georgia Tech’s Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. “That would allow flexibility in the weight of the packages that could be delivered and eliminate the need to build and maintain several different sizes of delivery drones.”
National Robotics Week Robot Cards Released
iRobot teams up each year with IEEE Spectrum and Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) to create a collectible set of robot trading cards. This year we’re inviting you to design your own Robot All-Star! Download the template and tell us about your robot. Each deck features ten famous robots developed by companies and researchers in the U.S. along with facts about each. Want more robots? Discover even more at the IEEE Guide to the World of Robotics.