AI News, Drones Learn Tricks With Suspended Loads, Through-Window Package Delivery Inevitable

Drones Learn Tricks With Suspended Loads, Through-Window Package Delivery Inevitable

Once you start thinking about how to deliver objects much bigger than a breadbox, it stops making sense to try and stuff all of your stuff inside the drone itself, and you end up having to hang it from the outside.

significant amount of work has been done getting drones to managecable-suspended payloads with as little swing as possible, since it seems like having the load at the end of a cable swing around a bunch would be a bad thing.

For instance, to enable a UAV carrying a long cable suspended load to enter / exit short openings (such as a window), the load needs to be dynamically swung into the opening, such that the tension in the cable goes to zero at the right point in time.

Alternatively, to enable UAVs to transport suspended loads while flying under a strict ceiling height, either to avoid radar detection or when flying indoors, requires dynamic motion of the load to avoid large obstacles on the ground.

Quadrotor UAV Transporting a Payload with Flexible Cables

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UAV with Suspended Load: Parcel delivery, load transportation

UAV with suspended/ Slung/swung Load Please have a look at our papers describing the system 1. Gonzalez, Felipe, Heckmann, Alexander, Notter, Stefan, Zürn, Markus, Trachte, Jan, & McFadyen,...

control of a quadrotor with cable-suspended load

Learning Swing-free Trajectories for UAVs with a Suspended Load

Reinforcement learning approach for generating trajectories with minimal residual oscillations (swing-free) for rotorcraft carrying a suspended load that allows the trained agent to be transferred...

Learning Swing-free Trajectories for UAVs with a Suspended Load

Reinforcement learning approach for generating trajectories with minimal residual oscillations (swing-free) for rotorcraft carrying a suspended load that allows the trained agent to be transferred...

UH 60 Slung Load

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Quadrotor Aerial Load Transportation

Drone lifting rope to top of tree to lift star

Flew Drone to lift a very light rope 45ft to a tree top. I flew an extra 30ft above tree and descended to the left of tree's top limb looping the rope. Used to pull load line to hang Star of Bethlehem.