|Title||Interaction Control of Platforms with Multi-directional Total Thrust|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Book Title||Aerial Robotic Manipulation|
The chapter provides an overview of the basic modeling and the intrinsic properties of aerial platforms with multi-directional total thrust ability. When also fully-actuated, such platforms can modify the total wrench in body frame in any direction, thus allowing the control of position and orientation independently. There- fore, they are best suited for dexterous tasks, physical interaction, and for carrying aerial manipulators, because they do not suffer from the underactuation of standard collinear multirotors. The chapter includes a rigorous classification, a discussion on the possible input coupling, and on the capabilities and pitfalls of inverse-dynamics control approach for such platforms.