ICRA 2011 Paper Abstract


Paper WeAV115.10

Michini, Bernard (MIT), Redding, Joshua (MIT), Ure, Nazim Kemal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cutler, Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), How, Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Design and Flight Testing of an Autonomous Variable-Pitch Quadrotor

Scheduled for presentation during the Video Sessions "Video Session I: Aerial and Mobile Robotics" (WeAV115), Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 09:32−09:40, Room 3A

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 9-13, 2011, Shanghai International Conference Center, Shanghai, China

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on July 14, 2020

Keywords Aerial Robotics


This video submission presents a design concept of an autonomous variable-pitch quadrotor with constant motor speed. The main aim of this work is to increase the maneuverability of the quadrotor vehicle concept while largely maintaining its mechanical simplicity. This added maneuverability will allow autonomous agile maneuvers like inverted hover and flip. A custom in lab built quadrotor with onboard attitude stabilization is developed and tested in the ACL's (Aerospace Controls Laboratory) RAVEN (Real-time indoor Autonomous Vehicle test ENvironment). Initial flight results show that the quadrotor is capable of waypoint tracking and hovering both upright and inverted.



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