Alex Robotics

Alex Robotics

Nadile: Advanced drone controllers for autonomous electric line inspection

Client/Partner: Hydro-Quebec (IREQ) and Dronevolt

Technical challenges: Controls, sensing, estimation, drone dynamics.

UdeS Team: Étienne Gendron (MS), Bastien Périard(MS), ..., Prof. Alexandre Girard, Prof. François Ferland, Prof. David Rancourt and Prof Alexis Lussier-Desbiens

The goal of this project is to make autonomous the LineDrone developed by Hydro-Quebec. Control challenges to address include high-bandwidth localisation of the drone with respect to the cable, robust motion controller that can resist wind gusts, planing trajectories in uncertain environments.