UAV Body Leveling on a Rocking Surface edit history
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In this video, researchers show the problems associated with a conventional UAV take-off from non-flat surfaces and provide a novel approach for UAV take-off from a sloped or rocking surface. The system uses a three arm manipulator system (TAMS [1]) attached to the UAV frame. For to the UAV adaptive landing work from our previous work in [2], researchers show adaptive body leveling after landing on an unstable surface, using the sensor information available from the flight controller. With experiments, researchers show that the system can provide stability for a UAV, when landed on a rocking surface that allows for a safe take-off.

This video is adapted from 10.3390/app11199157


  1. Hannibal Paul; Ryo Miyazaki; Robert Ladig; Kazuhiro Shimonomura; TAMS: development of a multipurpose three-arm aerial manipulator system. Advanced Robotics 2020, 35, 31-47, 10.1080/01691864.2020.1845237.
  2. Hannibal Paul; Ryo Miyazaki; Robert Ladig; Kazuhiro Shimonomura; Landing of a multirotor aerial vehicle on an uneven surface using multiple on-board manipulators. In 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019, 1926-1933, 10.1109/IROS40897.2019.8968529
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