University of Dubrovnik (UNIDU) http://www.unidu.hr/ is the “youngest” university in Croatia established in 2003. By its programs, organization and technical equipment, UNIDU strives to build up its national and international reputation as an educational and research institution.
UNIDU is the host institution of the BladeHunters Team. Besides this, the UNIDU role in the project is to develop and implement, together with UNIZG-FER, the technology to be used by DQA, the end user. Particularly, our team members will work on MAV baseline controller design, adaptive robust controller for wind disturbance rejection, trajectory planning and control, HMI development and design as well as experimental verification of the proposed algorithms.
The previous experience of the BladeHunters team members from UNIDU includes aerial robotics, networked control of heterogeneous multi-agent systems and information systems. The aerial robotics research incorporates: modeling of rotorcraft rotor aerodynamics (blade flapping, feathering, etc.); modeling of MAVs and load transportation with MAVs (suspended and fixed load); linear and nonlinear control of MAVs; adaptive control for the displaced center of mass of the MAV; planning and trajectory generation based on (approximate) dynamic programming; and, formation control of MAVs using consensus and potential fields. Tools utilized for studying networked control systems are: hybrid (impulsive) systems, switched systems, Lp-stability, delayed systems, set stability, approximate dynamic programming, geometric filtering and particle filtering. Our experience in information systems includes data mining and warehousing as well as machine learning.