In these works we address the problem of controlling a group of robots using only bearing measurements, e.g., the measurements that one could obtain directly from onboard cameras. First we conduct a detailed theoretical analysis and then we present an extensive simulative and experimental work with multiple quadrotor UAVs.
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- , “Modeling and Control of UAV Bearing-Formations with Bilateral High-Level Steering”, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Special Issue on 3D Exploration, Mapping, and Surveillance, vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 1504-1525, 2012.
- , “Decentralized Control of Parallel Rigid Formations with Direction Constraints and Bearing Measurements”, in 51th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control , Maui, HI, 2012, pp. 5310-5317.
- , “Bilateral Teleoperation of Multiple UAVs with Decentralized Bearing-only Formation Control”, in 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011, pp. 2215-2222.