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UAV motion planning for multi-coverage

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with onboard cameras are increasingly deployed in various applications including surveying, search and rescue, inspection as well as video production. In all these applications, the UAVs move – in many cases autonomously – to capture imagery of sufficient quality of the environment or objects of interest.  […]

Aerospace best paper award

Stochastic Trajectory Generation Using Particle Swarm Optimization for Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has been selected as the best research article published in 2017 in the MDPI Aerospace journal. The paper is co-authored by Babak Salamat and Andrea Tonello. It provides a realistic stochastic trajectory generation method for unmanned aerial vehicles. […]

UWB connectivity in industrial environments

The introduction of wireless connectivity in industrial environments promises a rapid and cost-effective reconfiguration of machines and sensors. A key question in this context is: Which wireless technology is best suited for industrial settings? Many of the prevalent technologies, like WiFi and ZigBee, do not meet the requirements of certain […]

Exploring nano-cameras during research visit at Georgia Tech

Jennifer Simonjan, research and teaching staff member at the Pervasive Computing Group, spent three months, from January to March 2018, as visiting researcher in the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab of Professor Ian F. Akyildiz at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There she conducted research in the field of nanoscale optics […]

The Spiderino Swarm Robot

Playing with toys pays off! We have designed a low-cost research robot based on the Hexbug Spider toy in order to combine the interesting locomotion of the toy with some embedded intelligence. Our modification replaces the robot head with a 3D-printed adapter, consisting of two parts to provide space for […]

One time for all: Synchronising time in drone swarms

Wherever several clocks tick simultaneously, it is tricky to get them all to display precisely the same time. This can be a challenge for drone swarms that are airborne together. To tackle this problem, young scientist Agata Gniewek is developing new technologies. The difficulty is in the detail: When drone […]

A bachelor thesis evolved into a startup company

In 2014 Michael Gruber started his bachelor thesis at the Pervasive Computing group by investigating different software tools for simulating distributed algorithms in multi-camera networks. Together with his supervisor Melanie Schranz – at that time teaching and research staff member at NES – he explored the Unity game engine as […]

Workshop on future smart grids, renewables, electromobility

Interested on Smart Grid technologies, renewables integration, electromobility ?  Then, plan to attend the Workshop on Future Smart Grid Technologies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, on 26-27 February 2018. The workshop has a great program covering: ICT for energy grids Integration of renewables Communication-control-monitoring technologies Electromobility and its impact […]

Packages delivered by air: Drones as delivery service

What has travelled by road to reach us until now could be delivered by drones in the future. This has many advantages: Poor rural transport infrastructure or persistent congestion in large cities can be bypassed. In 2013, Amazon was among the first to announce the intention to deliver goods using […]

IEEE ComSoc distinguished lecturer award

Andrea Tonello, professor for embedded communication systems at the institute of networked and embedded systems of the AAU, has been appointed IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2018-19. The ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Program provides the means for ComSoc chapters and other organizations to identify and arrange lectures by renowned […]