AEROARMS participation in ICRA 2017


AEROARMS team was present in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), which was held in Singapore, May 29-June 3, 2017. The venue for ICRA 2017 was the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

AEROARMS had a successful participation in ICRA 2017 with presentations, paper contributions and an active role in the organization of a workshop.

1.Workshop Autonomous Structural Monitoring and Maintenance using Aerial Robots

This workshop was organized by: K. Alexis, M. W. Achtelik, G. Antonelli, M. Chli, A. Ollero, R. Siegwart, K. Valavanis,

Anibal Ollero (Professor at the Universidad de Sevilla and coordinator of the AEROARMS project), and Gianluca Antonelli (Associate Professor at Università Degli Studi di Cassino, Italy and AEROARMS  member) participated in the Organizing Committee of the workshop. Several AEROARMS members gave relevant talks concerning aerial robotics manipulation:


May 29, Monday 10.50 – 11.10:
Anibal Ollero (University of Seville, Spain)
“Aerial Robotics Manipulation for Structural Monitoring and Maintenance”

 May 29, Monday 11.10 – 11.30
Antonio Franchi
“Towards MAGMaS: Multi-Robot Aerial-Ground Manipulator System”

May 29, Monday 12.10 – 12.30
Markul Ryll, Gianluca Antonelli,
“Interaction Control with a Fully Actuated Aerial Platform”

2. Presentations in ICRA regular sessions

The following AEROARMS papers have been presented:

June 1, 09:45–09:50
Ryll, G. Muscio, F. Pierri, E. Cataldi, G. Antonelli, F. Caccavale, and A. Franchi.
6d physical interaction with a fully actuated aerial robot

May 30, 16:40–16:45
Marino, G. Muscio, and F. Pierri.
Distributed cooperative object parameter estimation and manipulation without explicit communication

May 30, 15:00–15:05
Nicolas Staub, Mostafa Mohammadi, Davide Bicego, Domenico Prattichizzo, and Antonio Franchi
Towards Robotic MAGMaS: Multiple Aerial-Ground Manipulator Systems

May 31, 10:00–10:05
Giulia Michieletto, Markus Ryll and Antonio Franchi
Control of Statically Hoverable Multi-Rotor Aerial Vehicles and Application to Rotor-Failure Robustness for Hexarotors

June 1, 09:45–09:50
Antonio Franchi, Anthony Mallet
Adaptive Closed-loop Speed Control of BLDC Motors with Applications to Multi-rotor Aerial Vehicles

June 1, 16:25–16:30
Marco Tognon, Burak Yuksel, Gabriele Buondonno and Antonio Franchi
Dynamic Decentralized Control for Protocentric Aerial Manipulators

May 31, 16:20–16:25
Albert Pumarola, Alexander Vakhitov, Antonio Agudo, Alberto Sanfeliu, Francesc Moreno-Noguer
Real-Time Monocular Visual SLAM with Points and Lines

June 1, 11:40–11:45
Roberto Rossi, Angel Santamaria-Navarro, Juan Andrade-Cetto, Paolo Rocco
Trajectory Generation for Unmanned Aerial Manipulators through Quadratic Programming