Our journal paper „Multidrone systems: More than the sum of its parts“ jointly written with my colleagues Christian Bettstetter, Hermann Hellwagner and Stephan Weiss got accepted for publication in the Computer magazine.
Abstract: Drones have evolved from bulky research platforms to everyday objects that enable a
variety of innovative applications. One of the current challenges is to combine multiple drones
into an integrated autonomous system. They should operate as a networked team to provide
novel functionality that multiple individual drones can never achieve. This article addresses the
building blocks of such multidrone systems: wireless connectivity, communication, and
coordination. We discuss implementation aspects in three experimental case studies, compare
our techniques for improving resource efficiency, and present some “lessons learned” from our
research experience in this area.