Friday Talk on Unmanned Aerial Systems: A Research Perspective

Dr. Panagiotis Partsinevelos from the Technical University of Crete will make this presentation at Noon, Friday October 4 in Room 336 Boardman Hall,

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly popular in a variety of geospatial applications. Academia and the global market are overwhelmed with often repetitive UAS solutions, even though there are many unresolved research issues that need to be tackled in order to fully unleash their potential. Towards this end, UAS and Geoinformatics can benefit mutually from their integration through novel platforms, embedded systems, algorithms, real-time and on-board processing, decision making through AI and deep learning, fleet management and collaborative robotic systems, navigation in GPS-denied environments, autonomous navigation, etc.

The Research Group of Spatial Informatics (SenseLab – of the Technical University of Crete, is devoted in providing research and education in the areas of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs – drones), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Satellite Remote Sensing. SenseLab is a multi-disciplinary research team that covers a large scale of UAV research spanning from the design to the implementation phase. Associate Professor Panagiotis Partsinevelos, the director of SenseLab, received his PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering from the University of Maine, and a Dipl. Eng. degree in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.