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Winged Aerial Manipulation Robot with Dual Arm and Tail

Suarez, Alejandro; Grau, Pedro; Heredia, Guillermo; Ollero, Anibal

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      <creatorName>Suarez, Alejandro</creatorName>
      <affiliation>GRVC Robotics Labs, University of Seville</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Grau, Pedro</creatorName>
      <affiliation>GRVC Robotics Labs, University of Seville</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Heredia, Guillermo</creatorName>
      <affiliation>GRVC Robotics Labs, University of Seville</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Ollero, Anibal</creatorName>
      <affiliation>GRVC Robotics Labs, University of Seville</affiliation>
    <title>Winged Aerial Manipulation Robot with Dual Arm and Tail</title>
    <subject>winged aerial manipulation robot</subject>
    <subject>dual arm</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-07-12</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.3390/app10144783</relatedIdentifier>
    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;This paper presents the design and development of a winged aerial robot with bimanual manipulation capabilities, motivated by the current limitations of aerial manipulators based on multirotor platforms in terms of safety and range/endurance. Since the combination of gliding and flapping wings is more energy efficient in forward flight, we propose a new morphology that exploits this feature and allows the realization of dexterous manipulation tasks once the aerial robot has landed or perched. The paper describes the design, development, and aerodynamic analysis of this winged aerial manipulation robot (WAMR), consisting of a small-scale dual arm used for manipulating and as a morphing wing. The arms, fuselage, and tail are covered by a nylon cloth that acts as a cap, similar to a kite. The three joints of the arms (shoulder yaw and pitch, elbow pitch) can be used to control the surface area and orientation and thus the aerodynamic wrenches induced over the cloth. The proposed concept design is extended to a flapping-wing aerial robot built with smart servo actuators and a similar frame structure, allowing the generation of different flapping patterns exploiting the embedded servo controller. Experimental and simulation results carried out with these two prototypes evaluate the manipulation capability and the possibility of gliding and flying.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">This work has been partially funded by the AERIAL-CORE (H2020-2019-871479) project from the European Commission, and the ARM-EXTEND (DPI2017-89790-R) and ARTIC (RTI2018-102224-B-I00) projects, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economia, Industria, y Competitividad.</description>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/100010661</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/788247/">788247</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>General compliant aerial Robotic manipulation system Integrating Fixed and Flapping wings to INcrease range and safety</awardTitle>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
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      <awardTitle>AERIAL COgnitive integrated multi-task Robotic system with Extended operation range and safety</awardTitle>
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