TOPIC Flying robot for Polar Research in China
SPEAKER Dr. Jianhong Liang

Robotics Institute,  Beihang University, China

DATE 1 March 2011 (Tuesday)
TIME 10:30 am to 11:30 am
VENUE E4A-04-03, ACT Lab Seminar Room,Engineering block E4A, NUS
FEES No Charge
The team iFLY founded in 2004 has developed a set of autopilot system which integrates the key technologies of the embedded computer, MEMS sensors based strapdown navigation and the intelligent flight control algorithm. The autopilot system can be applied in both fixed-wing and helicopter UAV. In China’s 24th(2007) and 26th(2009) Antarctic scientific expedition ,the Polar low-altitude flying robots equipped with the iFLY autopilot participated in these activities, and attained a widespread images of the  sea ice and the temperature data near the Zhongshan Station. However, with the further exploration of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, it requires that the flight robots should have the capacities of larger payload so that the precise instruments such as ice radar and laser range finder can be carried, what is more, the modified flying robot need to be able to fly in the low altitude of 100 meters with long-time duration. This report contains the summary of the above work and the future development.
Dr. Jianhong Liang  obtained his B.S from aircraft manufacturing and PhD from Mechatronic engineering, respectively in Beihang University. Owing to his outstanding research on the Automatic Control of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, he was awarded the New Talent of Blue Sky Science and Technology Scholarship of the Beihang University. His research team had took part in Chinese 24th and 26th Antarctic scientific expedition, and had brought us beautiful images and snapshots of Antarctic.
 Jointly Organized By Edutainment Robotics Lab, ECE, Social Robotics Lab, IDMI, and Singapore IEEE SMC/R&A and Control Chapters