This design guide was written to capture the author’s practical experience of designing, building and testing multi-rotor drone systems over the past decade. The lack of one single source of useful information meant that the… Read More
A miniature magnetic wall-climbing robot has been developed as a robotic solution for the inspection of 50mm bore diameter pipelines which can scale in-pipe geometry obstacles to access larger connected pipelines.
This paper describes a model of the multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG) control for aerobots operating at higher nCA autonomy levels, within the context of a patrol, search, and rescue application. The developed mSVG… Read More
This paper presents, for the first time, a multimodal sensor for characterizing relative permittivity of plastic polymers by integrating frequency-reconfigurable resonance technique and broadband modified transmission-line technique.
This paper discusses the research work conducted to quantify the effective range of lighting levels and ambient noise levels in order to inform the design and development of a multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG)… Read More
Vision and touch are two important sensing modalities for humans and they offer complementary information for sensing the environment. Our aim is to endow robots with a similar multi-modal sensing ability to achieve better perception.… Read More
This paper presents a low-cost non-invasive millimeter-wave surface-height measurement sensor of dielectric and polymer films on glass and quartz substrates. The surface-height profiler utilizes near-field resonance measurement technique operating at 96 GHz implemented by using… Read More
Wireless power transfer in metal pipes is a promising alternative to tethered exploration robots, with strong potential to enable longer operating times. Here we present experimental results for a prototype gas pipe inspection robot with… Read More
This paper reports on a miniaturised lab-on-a-waveguide liquid-mixture sensor, achieving highly accurate nanoliter liquid sample characterization. The nanofluidic-integrated millimeter-wave sensor design is based on a near-field transmission-line technique implemented by a single loop slot antenna… Read More
This paper presents an extended briefing of the recently published UK-Robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) network White Paper in RAS for resilient infrastructure. It aims at setting out a vision of what RAS systems will… Read More
Animals navigate complex and varied environments, but often use only limited sensory information. Here we present a simulated robot system using a sensory model and navigation strategy inspired by the nematode worm C. elegans. In particular we… Read More
This paper is interested in how the increasing leagues of human operators interact with small multi-rotor UAVs. The multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG) technique is basically the multimodal combination of speech and visual gesture, a… Read More
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