ABSTRACT of the TALK
This talk will introduce to aerial manipulation, i.e. manipulation of objects by using aerial vehicles equipped with manipulators. Such approach to manipulation has several advantages like modularity of the manipulators, large positioning of the object, unlimited size of the object.
Gerardo Flores received the B.S degree in Electronic Engineering with honors from the Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo, Mexico in 2000; the M.S. degree in Automatic Control from CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, in 2010; and the Ph.D. degree in Systems and Information Technology from the Heudiasyc Laboratory of the Université de Technologie de Compiegne - Sorbonne Université, France in October 2014. From November 2014 to July 2016, he was a postdoc researcher with the Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City. Since August 2016, he has been full time researcher and Head of the Perception and Robotics LAB with the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. He has published more than 30 papers in the areas of control systems, computer vision and robotics. He has been member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores since 2014. His research interests are focused on the theoretical and practical problems arising from the development of autonomous robotic systems and vision systems, including for co-manipulation. He especially work in the following topics: artificial vision, theory and applications of intelligent systems, control of nonlinear systems, design and control of unmanned vehicles - terrestrial - aerial or submarine.
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