Automatic distribution of disposable self-deploying sensor modules

Paul Pounds*, Timothy Potie, Farid Kendoul, Surya Singh, Raja Jurdak, Jonathan Roberts

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We present preliminary experiments of an aerial deployment system for environmental sensors with autorotative soft-landing. Key problems associated with this task are discussed, including design of the sensor modules, release mechanism and telemetry system.We evaluate performance of the initial proof-of-concept system and show that this approach to sensor deployment is viable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental robotics
EditorsM. Ani Hsieh, Oussama Khatib, Vijay Kumar
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319237787
ISBN (Print) 9783319237770
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Experimental Robotics (14th : 2014) - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 15 Jun 201418 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
ISSN (Print)16107438
ISSN (Electronic)1610742X


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Experimental Robotics (14th : 2014)


  • Aerial robotics
  • Aerial sensor deployment
  • Disposable UAVs

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