Tracking Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
The MASC UAV is a project by the Motion and Shape Computing Group to create an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform Tracking and Shepherding tasks. This collaborative research with Dr. Young-Jun Son and Dr. Jian Liu at University of Arizona is supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR FA9550-12-1-0238). This web site describes a design for a multi-rotor robotic aircraft suitable for this task.
Principal Investigator: Jyh-Ming Lien
Students: Christopher Vo
Table of Contents
UAV Hardware Overview
DDDAMS-based Crowd Control via UAVs and UGVs, Zhenrui Wang and Mingyang Li and Amirreza M. Khaleghi and Dong Xu and Alfonso Lobos and Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien and Jian Liu and Young-Jun Son, Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Computational Science, 2013, To appear.
Articles / Press
Jan 13: Christopher Vo Leads Washington Area's Largest Robot Build Event
Apr 01: Article in New Yorker Magazine About Drone Building featuring Christopher Vo
Apr 18: PBS News Hour segment on building a do-it-yourself drone - Video Spotlight - Full segment
Apr 29: McClatchy News Story (See video at bottom)
May 09: Capital News Service Article and Video
May 09: Capital Gazette article on RobotFest
May 12: Libération (French Publication)
Jul 21: Salon Article on domestic drones
Jul 31: Voice of America - Chinese TV interview about drone technology
Aug 17: Washington Post article about domestic drones (photo only), video interview and footage from GMU here on The Fold.
Aug 30: Today Show segment about personal drones; the quadcopter floating next to Tom Costello on live national television is our research platform.
Oct 26: NPR Article about drone safety
Dec 02: Quoted in Washington Post article about Amazon's delivery drones.
Dec 18: NBC Interview about the future of drones
Dec 19: Quoted in New Republic article about Amazon Drone Delivery
Related MASC Research Pages
Following a Group of Moving Targets
Shepherding Planning and Behaviors
List of UAV Related Pages