For all of you interested, who live in or around Mexico City. The Research and Advanced Studies Center (CINVESTAV in spanish) of the National Polytechnic Institute just announced this.
Program in Spanish Only (sorry!)
Mexico's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Symposium 17-18 Oct.
Expositions from:

CINVESTAV Zacatenco (Mexico)
Laboratoire Franco-Mexicain d'informatique et Automatique Unite Mixte Internationale (LAFMIA France)
BUAP (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico)
CINVESTAV Guadalajara (Mexico)
Centro de Investigación en Computación (CIC-IPN Mexico)
Instituto Tecnológico de La Laguna (ITL - Mexico)
CINVESTAV Tamaulipas (Mexico)
Secretaría de Marina (Mexican Navy)
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM Mexico)
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL Mexico)
CICATA Querétaro (Mexico)

Topics to be covered are:

General Research
Stability & Control of a multirotor using Lyapunov theory and Genetic algorithms
Man-Machine interface based on vision
Modeling and control of a UAV
Development of an autonomous multirotor for forest and power lines monitoring
Legal framework analisys
Design, Develpment & Implementation of a navigation and control system in a long endurance UAV 
It is programmed there will be live flight demonstrations of some of the prototypes.

PDF Program (

A couple of videos of one of the projects I've collaborated with, and will be shown during the event.


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  • Hola que tal, el registro es a partir de las 9 de la mañana, y dura hasta las 6 de la tarde ambos días


  • Thank you Rod, I'll be looking forward to hear more from you project or a link to your paper.
    Glad to know that you are using nonlinear state feedback control, interesting.

  • Según avisaron sí será abierto al publico, el registro se hará en el evento.

  • ¿Cómo me registro para asistir? ¿es abierto?

  • ¡Es mañana! ¿Alguien de DIYdrones/3Drobotics irá? 

  • Vision sensor are off board, using an Optitrack system in the lab and it sends the position to the quad's control board (TI DSP) via wi-fi, which then processes it and estimates the control inputs on board to achieve the desired position. The project was started using PD control, but the performance wasn't optimal. As of now, it's using nonlinear state feedback control. It is intended to replace the optitrack system with a Differetial GPS system for outdoor flying.

  • Rod, I would like to know more about "Seguimiento de trayectoria Cuatrirotor" what kind of optic sensor are you using? CCD + Optic flow, IR motion capture? Sensor, sensor data processing on/off board? PID control on/off board?
    Thank you.

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