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dc.contributor.authorAbdelkader, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorGüler, Samet
dc.contributor.authorJaleel, Hassan
dc.contributor.authorShamma, Jeff S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-25T13:47:57Z
dc.date.available2021-07-25T13:47:57Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-21
dc.date.submitted2021-06-14
dc.identifier.citationAbdelkader, M., Güler, S., Jaleel, H., & Shamma, J. S. (2021). Aerial Swarms: Recent Applications and Challenges. Current Robotics Reports. doi:10.1007/s43154-021-00063-4
dc.identifier.pmidPMC8294305
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s43154-021-00063-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/670265
dc.description.abstractPurpose of Review Currently, there is a large body of research on multi-agent systems addressing their different system theoretic aspects. Aerial swarms as one type of multi-agent robotic systems have recently gained huge interest due to their potential applications. However, aerial robot groups are complex multi-disciplinary systems and usually research works focus on specific system aspects for particular applications. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the main motivating applications that drive the majority of research works in this field, and summarize fundamental and common algorithmic components required for their development. Recent Findings Most system demonstrations of current aerial swarms are based on simulations, some have shown experiments using few 10 s of robots in controlled indoor environment, and limited number of works have reported outdoor experiments with small number of autonomous aerial vehicles. This indicates scalability issues of current swarm systems in real world environments. This is mainly due to the limited confidence on the individual robot’s localization, swarm-level relative localization, and the rate of exchanged information between the robots that is required for planning safe coordinated motions. Summary This paper summarizes the main motivating aerial swarm applications and the associated research works. In addition, the main research findings of the core elements of any aerial swarm system, state estimation and mission planning, are also presented. Finally, this paper presents a proposed abstraction of an aerial swarm system architecture that can help developers understand the main required modules of such systems.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication has been produced benefiting from the 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program of TÜBİTAK (Project No.: 118C348).
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43154-021-00063-4
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Current Robotics Reports
dc.subjectMulti-uav Systems
dc.subjectAerial Swarm
dc.titleAerial Swarms: Recent Applications and Challenges
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentRISC Laboratory
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Robotics Reports
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC8294305
dc.rights.embargodate2022-07-23
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personShamma, Jeff S.
dc.date.accepted2021-06-14
dc.date.published-online2021-07-21
dc.date.published-print2021-09


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