We invite you to join us on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in 101B of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center as we host a tutorial on the Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control of Quadrotors.


The use of micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) has dramatically increased in the past few years. One of the most widely used MAVs is the quadrotor platform. This aerial vehicle has four propellers that provide the necessary lift for fast, aggressive, and agile flight. The quadrotor robotic platform has been used as a research tool in the areas of control theory, formation flight, environmental mapping, object manipulation, and various other fields. This tutorial presents the building blocks for control and trajectory planning for quadrotors. Further, current research at the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania will be discussed.

The current outline is posted here and the presenters with brief bios are here.

Time and Location:

This tutorial will be on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 1pm – 5pm and will be located in 101B of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.


An Aerial Robotics course from the University of Pennsylvania

An IDETC paper on Avian Inspired Grasping for Quadrotors