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Towards the Internet of Flying Robots: A Survey

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
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Sensors 2018, 18(11), 4038; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18114038
Received: 17 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 17 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Robot Navigation)
The Internet of Flying Robots (IoFR) has received much attention in recent years thanks to the mobility and flexibility of flying robots. Although a lot of research has been done, there is a lack of a comprehensive survey on this topic. This paper analyzes several typical problems in designing IoFR for real applications, including wireless communication support, monitoring targets of interest, serving a wireless sensor network, and collaborating with ground robots. In particular, an overview of the existing publications on the coverage problem, connectivity of flying robots, energy capacity limitation, target searching, path planning, flying robot navigation with collision avoidance, etc., is presented. Beyond the discussion of these available approaches, some shortcomings of them are indicated and some promising future research directions are pointed out. View Full-Text
Keywords: flying robots; target tracking; monitoring and surveillance; wireless sensor networks; flying robot navigation; collision avoidance; path planning; Internet of Things flying robots; target tracking; monitoring and surveillance; wireless sensor networks; flying robot navigation; collision avoidance; path planning; Internet of Things
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Huang, H.; Savkin, A.V. Towards the Internet of Flying Robots: A Survey. Sensors 2018, 18, 4038. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18114038

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