Networked UAVs and Their Smart City Applications

Presented By: Yan Wan

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are aerial robots integrated with sensing, communication, control, and computing capabilities. UAVs are expected to be important components of future smart city and Internet of Things (IOT) networks. Examples of civilian applications include unmanned aerial taxis, emergency response, traffic surveillance, precision agriculture, cargo transport, personal outdoor assistance, sports coverage, land survey, and infrastructure health monitoring, each of which represents a substantial market. Existing commercial UAV use is limited to a single UAV. Networked UAV systems are more appealing with enhanced capabilities. In this talk, the presenter will discuss several recent research projects on networked UAV design and their civilian applications.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Researchers and engineering students in smart city research development and applications, emergency response personnel, city policy makers

About the Speaker

WanDr. Yan Wan is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests lie in the modeling, evaluation, and control of large-scale dynamical networks, cyber-physical systems, stochastic networks, decentralized control, learning control, networking, uncertainty analysis, algebraic graph theory, and their applications to urban aerial mobility, autonomous driving, robot networking, and air traffic management. She received research grants from NSF, ONR, ARO, NIST, IEEE, Ford, Toyota, Lockheed, and MITRE as subcontracts from the FAA. Dr. Wan's research has led to over 190 publications and successful technology transfer outcomes. She has been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the NSF CAREER award, RTCA William E. Jackson award, U.S. Ignite and GENI demonstration awards, IEEE WCNC and ICCA Best Paper awards, and Tech Titan of the Future – University Level Award.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; Emergency Response; Urban Aerial Mobility; Smart City; Internet of Things; Edge Computing; On-demand Communication