The goal of CASCADE is to accelerate the exploitation of aerial robotics across a wide range of science and industry applications. Through fundamental research and case studies, we will advance the understanding and technologies required to allow routine operation of advanced aerial robotic systems. Common system architectures will be developed and employed together with their associated risk and reliability models. There will also be application specific technology deliverables that meet the needs of current and emerging users of aerial robots linked to the CASCADE case studies. We will shape the technological and regulatory standards upon which a safe and commercially and scientifically vibrant industry can grow.
SailMAV is a novel design concept developed at Aerial Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London for a hybrid robot capable of both aerial and water surface locomotion. Aerial-aquatic mobility significantly facilitates applications involving aquatic sampling or underwater surveying. Water vehicles that can take flight can be rapidly deployed, access to remote areas, overfly obstacles and easily … More CASCADE tackles the automation of water sampling with a hybrid aerial-aquatic UAV