Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

Summary:

As military, power, civil and commercial applications continue to develop, it is anticipated that the Unmanned Aerial/Ground Vehicle (UAGV) market grow dramatically by 2020. These advancements, along with increasing scientific interest in UAGVs, are motivating commercial interest in the unmanned market. This technology offers a unique range of features, high-risk mission acceptance and most remarkably ultra-long endurance, which cannot be reasonably achieved by manned aircraft. The interest and demand for UAVs is on the rise particularly for the purpose of saving lives because it can be coupled with advances in automation and sensor technologies and also it’s potential for cost savings. Although, UAGVs have wonderful features but privacy, automation, fault detection and security are main problems with UAGVs which raise a lot of concern in recent years. Furthermore, UAGVs under uncertainties and faults increased the concern of using them in autonomous mode. RANCS research group objective is to address these problems with using advance methods and techniques. There are three main applications that RANCS research focuses: Transportation and construction, power applications and natural disaster usage.

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