With all the talk of integrating drones into civilian airspace, there is need for better safety and GPS-agnostic navigation methods – visual navigation and obstacle avoidance is paramount to integrating drones (micro-aerial-vehicles, MAVs) into our cities and elsewhere, because external navigation aids cannot be relied on in every situation, and neither can pilot experience. Visual[…]
Kabir will be giving a talk on Project Artemis at the Embedded Linux Conference 2016, San Diego, CA! This talk is for you if you’re interested in robotics of any kind, and especially for those who are currently working with drones, including developers, systems integrators, pilots and students who wish to take up research in this field in the[…]
MAV2 was flown aggressively to test our visual-inertial estimator setup, and it performed beautifully! Video below. Synchronised IMU and camera frames from the two forward cameras (stereo configuration) are used for state estimation. No GPS!