Aerial manipulation—A literature survey

Hossein Bonyan Khamseh, Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, Abdelkader Abdessameud

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This paper presents a literature survey on aerial manipulation. First of all, an extensive study of aerial vehicles and manipulation/interaction mechanisms in aerial manipulation is presented. Various combinations of aerial vehicles and manipulators and their applications in different missions are discussed. Next, two main modeling methods and a detailed investigation of existing estimation and control techniques in aerial manipulation are explained. Finally the shortcomings of current aerial manipulation research are highlighted and a number of directions for future research are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-235
Number of pages15
JournalRobotics and Autonomous Systems
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications


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