Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
UECIMUAVS: USA and Europe Cooperation in Mini UAVS

Research Areas


Unmanned Aerial Systems have been an active area of research in recent years all around the world. Top research centres in the word are working on new applications, improving previous ones, solving specific problems in the different areas. Each centre has taken a special area of the whole field into focus and they are taking specialization on it. It makes a huge scattered network of knowledge.
The project that we present here is an attempt to connect some relevant nodes of this network putting in contact 3 leading research centres: ASU (Arizona State University) Robotics Laboratory ( ), Linköping University, Artificial Intelligence & Integrated Computer Systems Division ( and The Universidad Politécnica Madrid, Computer Vision Group ( to develop common objectives that involves adding vision sensors in UAVs, making it more powerful and more effective in different tasks

Each partner has experience in different field that could be connected and spared among the consortium, because these fields are complementary, but not superposed. Thus, the opportunities and strength of each partner will be increased.

Objectives to develop are:

1. Putting in real contact researches with different background in the field of UAV, mix it and produce better researches that can tackle each university get into more complex project and go ahead in their own investigation lines.
2. Getting experience in fields that each partner doesn’t have so strong knowledge and it is necessary to go forward in UAVs systems.
3. Pushing up the global “State of the art” in UAS. Providing new applications.
4. Creating multidisciplinary (and multicultural) groups that involves several disciplines from aerospace (guidance and navigation), mechanical (dynamics and kinematics), electrical (control theory) and computer science (estimation, computer vision), with the aim to get better results.

Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Comisión Europea - DG Research
Entity Nationality
Entity size
Granting date
  • Participante: Ivan Fernando Mondragon Bernal UPM
  • Participante: Miguel Ángel Olivares Mendez UPM
  • Participante: Juan Carlos Garcia Gordo UPM
  • Director: Pascual Campoy Cervera UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Grupo de Investigación: Computer Vision
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial