Xiaolong Zhu is a current PhD candidate at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Science and Engineering Faculty, of the Queensland University of Technology. He holds an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Beihang University and a BEng in Aircraft Design and Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University.
His current research is focused on motion planning for multi-UAV exploration in GPS-denied and cluttered environments. This aim of this research is to develop a framework combining hardware and software for multi-UAV navigation, exploration and cooperating to find a target in GPS-denied and cluttered environments. Even though there exists much research for single UAV applications in GPS-denied environments, as well as multiple agents, research on multiple UAVs however has seen limited progress due to practical challenges in UAV payload and power capacity as well as localisation uncertainty.