Research fields

  1. Development of novel UAV/UAS configurations such as vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tail-sitter;
  2. Application of advanced control theories such as model predictive control (MPC) to improve the flight performance;
  3. Robot localization and path planning to improve the autonomous level and efficiency;
  4. Field experiments of mobile robotic systems.

Research videos

Hybrid Aerodynamics-Based MPC for a Tail-Sitter UAV

Proactive Guidance for Accurate UAV Landing on a Dynamic Platform

Reasoning the Operational Decisions for Underwater Robots

Dynamic Object Tracking on Autonomous UAV System

Lo, L.-Y.; Yiu, C.H.; Tang, Y.; Yang, A.-S.; Li, B.; Wen, C.-Y. Dynamic Object Tracking on Autonomous UAV System for Surveillance Applications. Sensors 2021, 21, 7888. Download

End to end UAV Simulation Platform (EE2S)

Chen S, Chen H, Zhou W, Wen CY, Li B. End-to-End UAV Simulation for Visual SLAM and Navigation. arXiv preprint arXiv:2012.00298. 2020 Dec 1. Download

UAV-based Autonomous Infrastructure Inspection

Feng, Y.; Tse, K.; Chen, S.; Wen, C.-Y.; Li, B. Learning-Based Autonomous UAV System for Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) Device Inspection. Sensors 2021, 21, 1385. Download

Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Tail-sitter UAV

B. Li, J. Sun, W. Zhou, C.Y. Wen, K.H. Low, and C.K. Chen, “An Optimal Transition Control Method for Tail-sitter VTOL UAVs,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 2534-2545, 2020

J. Sun, B. Li, C.Y. Wen, and C.K. Chen, “Model-Aided Wind Estimation Method for a Tail-Sitter Aircraft,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 1262-1278, 2020.

B. Li, W. Zhou, J. Sun, C. Y. Wen, and C. K. Chen, “Development of Model Predictive Controller for a Tail-Sitter VTOL UAV in Hover Flight,” Sensors, vol. 18, no. 9, 2018.

Search and Rescue UAV System ‘PolyU Strike’

Sun, J.; Li, B.; Jiang, Y.; Wen, C.-Y. A Camera-Based Target Detection and Positioning UAV System for Search and Rescue (SAR) Purposes. Sensors 2016, 16, 1778. Download

UAV Communication Relay System

Li, B.; Jiang, Y.; Sun, J.; Cai, L.; Wen, C.-Y. Development and Testing of a Two-UAV Communication Relay System. Sensors 2016, 16, 1696. Download

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