Paper published in Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems


The team at University of Luxembourg have had a paper published in the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems. The paper titled: A Hybrid Modelling Approach for Aerial Manipulators is concerned with the mathematical models of aerial manipulators, which exhibit particularly challenging, non-linear dynamics; the UAV and its manipulator form a tightly coupled dynamic system, mutually impacting each other. Traditionally, the formulation of the dynamics involves Euler angle parametrization in the Lagrangian framework or quaternion parametrization in the Newton-Euler framework. The former has the disadvantage of giving birth to singularities and the latter being algorithmically complex. The paper presents a hybrid solution, combining the benefits of both, namely a quaternion approach leveraging the Lagrangian framework, connecting the singularity-free parameterization with the algorithmic simplicity of the Lagrangian approach.


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