10 | 01 |2018
Inserito il: 10/01/2018
Lorenzo Fagiano@Polimi



January 10th, 13h45
Aula Consiglio - Bldg.14 – 1st floor, Dept. ABC
via Bonardi 9, Milan

Tethered Drones For Civil Applications
From wind energy to precision agricolture
Constraining the motion of an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) with a tether seems a counter-intuitive action, yet it actually enables a range of potentially transformational civil applications. These include wind energy harvesting at high altitude (airborne wind energy), aerial robotic manipulation, inspection and monitoring of the built environment, and
precision agriculture. The talk will provide an overview of opportunities, challenges and limitations of autonomous tethered drones.

Lorenzo Fagiano
received the Ph. D. in lnformation and Systems Engineering in 2009 from Politecnico di Torino, ltaly. From 2010 to 2013 he held positions at UC Santa Barbara and ETH Zurich. From 2013 to 2016 he was a senior scientist at ABB Switzerland, Corporate Research. Currently he is associate professor of control systems at Politecnico di Milano, ltaly. Recipient of the 20 111EEE Transactions on Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, of the 2010E N l award "Debut in Research" prize, and of two Marie Curie lnternational Fellowships.