Beyond UAVs: Aerial Robot Swarms

Innovative Concepts in Engineering Design-Talk (ICED-T)

How can cooperative flying quadcopters help save lives and make the world a better place?

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft flying by remote control or autonomously by computers in the vehicle. After the first ICED-T was cancelled due to snow we are excited to host Prof. Kumar speaking about cooperative control of autonomous quadcopters.

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Prof. Kumar, a TED Talk presenter with over 2 million views, teaches at the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab, at the University of Pennsylvania. He has designed innovative flying quadcopter robots that move together in formation. Previously until 2004 Prof. Kumar headed the GRASP lab now he's the Deputy Dean for Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, "where he continues his work in robotics, blending computer science and mechanical engineering to create the next generation of robotic wonders." More about Prof. Kumar can be found at:

Innovative Concepts in Engineering Design (ICED-T)

Saturday, May 10th, 3pm

1220 American Blvd

West Chester, PA

Just outside West Chester, Pennsylvania. Easily accessible from the PA Turnpike and several major highways. From Route 202, take the Boot Road exit go to the third traffic light at Wilson Drive. Turn right onto Wilson Drive (entrance to Brandywine Industrial Park). Take Wilson Drive to next traffic light at Airport Road. Turn left onto Airport Road. Take first right turn onto American Boulevard to second building on the left.

American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

Established in 1996, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is a nonprofit organization that collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft. As the nation’s premier helicopter museum we are dedicated to educating and inspiring all generations using the science and technology of vertical flight.

Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate