Mobile Drone Computing

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Abstract: Autonomous drones are emerging as a powerful new breed of mobile sensing platform. Small embedded computers that move almost unconstrained while carrying rich sensor payloads, such as cameras and microphones, bring sensing where no other technology can reach. Notwithstanding recent advancements, the current use of drone technology is often limited to manual control of individual devices by skilled individuals. The gap between this and large-scale autonomous operation remains significant. The challenges span diverse disciplines, from computer science and engineering up to regulatory and legal aspects. In this talk, we discuss the research efforts we are carrying out to overcome some of these challenges. Our work includes programming and operating systems, flight control, as well as realistic experimentation and is constantly fed by real-world deployments we carry out in a range of application domains, including aerial photogrammetry and 3D reconstruction.



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Webinar Link: https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/92229557707?pwd=NnNsc3NEaERLVzc1eEtvZlNucEdPQT09

Meeting ID: 922 2955 7707 Passcode: ECE2021

  • Houston, Texas
  • United States

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  • Prof. Rahman Doost-Mohammady, doost@rice.edu

  • Co-sponsored by Rice University ECE Distinguished Speaker Series


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Prof. Luca Mottola
Prof. Luca Mottola of Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Topic:

Mobile Drone Computing

Abstract: Autonomous drones are emerging as a powerful new breed of mobile sensing platform. Small embedded computers that move almost unconstrained while carrying rich sensor payloads, such as cameras and microphones, bring sensing where no other technology can reach. Notwithstanding recent advancements, the current use of drone technology is often limited to manual control of individual devices by skilled individuals. The gap between this and large-scale autonomous operation remains significant. The challenges span diverse disciplines, from computer science and engineering up to regulatory and legal aspects. In this talk, we discuss the research efforts we are carrying out to overcome some of these challenges. Our work includes programming and operating systems, flight control, as well as realistic experimentation and is constantly fed by real-world deployments we carry out in a range of application domains, including aerial photogrammetry and 3D reconstruction.

Biography:

Bio: Luca Mottola is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a Senior Researcher at RI.SE Sweden. He holds or held visiting positions at NXP Technologies, Uppsala University, Technical University of Graz, and Università della Svizzera Italiana. His research interests focus on modern networked embedded systems. He obtained numerous awards including the Google Faculty Award, the ACM SigMobile Research Highlight, the ERCIM Cor Baayen Award, and Best Paper Awards at ACM MOBICOM, ACM MOBISYS, and ACM/IEEE IPSN. He was General Chair for ACM/IEEE IPSN 2018, and PC co-chair for IEEE DCOSS 2015, ACM EWSN 2017, ACM SENSYS 2017, IEEE/ACM IPSN 2019, and ACM MOBISYS 2021. He is an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Mobile Computing and ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.

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Address:Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Via Golgi 42 - Building 22 (room 319, third floor), Milano, Lombardia, Italy, IT-20 133





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Speaker: Luca Mottola (Politechnico di Milano)

https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/date/20210408/event_id/191233

Webinar Link: https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/92229557707?pwd=NnNsc3NEaERLVzc1eEtvZlNucEdPQT09