[757labs] "MIT Drone Finds Its Way Using Kinect Vision" - cool project for the lab maybe?
solareon at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 15:06:36 EDT 2011
Kinect is too new for 757Labs. Wait about 25 years and then we can play with
On Mar 30, 2011 2:42 PM, "Eric Gearhart" <eric at nixwizard.net> wrote:
> MIT Lincol Labs built an R/C helicopter that uses Kinect to map its
> surroundings: "This MIT multicopter is able to fly in GPS denied
> environments by creating a 3D map of its surroundings on the fly (no
> pun intended) based on point clouds generated by a Kinect. Also pretty
> handy for avoiding trees and other obstacles outside at low level.
> This processing is onboard, unlike other systems that depend on motion
> capture rigs."
> (I just saw this article on Slashdot, here:
> The control software that does this is opne source...
> "OpenPilot is a next generation Free Software autopilot for small
> UAVs, including multi-rotor craft, helicopters as well as fixed wing
> aircraft. It aims to implement the best features of all current
> enthusiast autopilot systems and combines them into a simple easy to
> use package. Simplicity does not come with any compromises either,
> with no hard-coded settings, a complete flight plan scripting language
> and other next-generation features, OpenPilot is planned to be an
> extremely capable UAV platform. "
> Might this be a project 757labs would be interested in looking into?
> Is anyone into r/c copters? Maybe it's too expensive I suppose...
> unless we could find cheap toy copters to try this out on
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> If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.
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