Aerial robotics has witnessed remarkable advancements in recent years, but there is still vast untapped potential for innovation in the design and operation of aerial robots. This workshop aims to bring together researchers, engineers, and enthusiasts interested in exploring unconventional design paradigms, with a specific focus on bioinspired and soft robotics concepts, for aerial robots with the goal to create adaptable, safe, and energy efficient aerial systems.
MOTIVATION & GOAL
This workshop focuses on the exploration and integration of novel design paradigms in the field of aerial robotics, with a primary emphasis on bioinspired and soft robotics concepts. The objective of this endeavor is to revolutionize the design, development, and operation of aerial robots by drawing inspiration from the natural world and soft materials engineering. We aim to leverage principles derived from biological organisms, such as birds and insects, to create agile and energy efficient aerial platforms that can navigate complex environments with unprecedented precision, adaptability, collaboration, and that are able to extend their flight range and duration. Additionally, we will investigate the potential of soft robotics, which offers inherent compliance and versatility, to enhance the safety, maneuverability, and interaction capabilities of aerial robots.
Submission deadline of papers ICRA style: March 22, 2024
- Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2024
- Submission of final version: April 1, 2024
- Workshop: May 13, 2024, Yokohama
This Workshop has the support of the IEEE RAS TC on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Additionally, the Workshop has the support of the Aerial Robotics Topic Group of euRobotics, and the projects H2020 Aerial-Core, the GRIFFIN Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, the NSF CAREER Award 2145277 and DARPA YFA D22AP00156-00.