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EE Seminar: Drone Delivery Systems

Start Date: October 21, 2018
End Date: October 21, 2018

By Pasquale Grippa (Ph.D. student at University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Drone-based delivery systems promise to enable new important transportation applications and to solve the “last mile problem”. Drones are able to perform time-critical delivery of medicines in remote areas. In densely populated areas, fleet of autonomous drones can fly over congested roads and deliver in minutes, to virtually any location, at a competitive operational cost. This talk introduces the fundamental building blocks needed to set up and operate these systems, and illustrates the interplay between quality of service provided, infrastructure cost, and drones' intelligence.

Biography: Pasquale Grippa received his Laurea (B.Sc.) degree and Laurea Specialistica (M.Sc.) degree with distinction in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno in 2007 and 2011, respectively. During his studies, he was guest student at TU Berlin and a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. He is currently a staff member and Ph.D. student at University of Klagenfurt in the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems. His interests include modeling, analysis, and control of multi-drone systems, decision making in autonomous transport, and phenomena of emergence and self-organization.

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Date: Sunday 21st Oct 2018
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Bldg.1 level 2 Rm. 2202