Experiments of Semi-Autonomous Haptic Bilateral Teleoperation of Multiple UAVs

ImageThese videos shows an experimental implementation of a bilateral teleoperation of multiple UAVs.
The UAVs act as a group and keep a spatial formation: they behave as a semi-deformable rigid body that translates, rotates, and shrinks because of interaction with the environment (obstacles).
The human operator controls the overall motion of the group and feels on its master device the reflected environmental forces.

The videos show an implementation of the teleoperation framework proposed in [1].

See also the teleoperation page for an overview on the topic.


  1. D. Lee, Franchi, A., Robuffo Giordano, P., Son, H. I., and Bülthoff, H. H., Haptic Teleoperation of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles over the Internet, in 2011 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, 2011, pp. 1341-1347.