Multi UAV
Quadcopter
The Inspire 1 (DJI, Model T600) is a ready-to-fly commercial UAV with a wide angle camera (12 MP RAW images or 1080p60/2160p30 video) mounted to a Zenmuse X3 3-axis gimbal that provides excellent stabilization. Thanks to its rich set of sensors (GPS, IMU, sonar, vision-based) it can be easily controlled after minimal training and can fly even on auto-pilot. In combination with a dual controller setup, it is an ideal vehicle for easy aerial photography. Initial tests for dense 3D reconstruction of the MPI campus for VR and robotics purposes using photogrammetry have been conducted.
Multi UAV
Quadcopter
The Inspire 1 (DJI, Model T600) is a ready-to-fly commercial UAV with a wide angle camera (12 MP RAW images or 1080p60/2160p30 video) mounted to a Zenmuse X3 3-axis gimbal that provides excellent stabilization. Thanks to its rich set of sensors (GPS, IMU, sonar, vision-based) it can be easily controlled after minimal training and can fly even on auto-pilot. In combination with a dual controller setup, it is an ideal vehicle for easy aerial photography. Initial tests for dense 3D reconstruction of the MPI campus for VR and robotics purposes using photogrammetry have been conducted.
Multi UAV
Quadcopter
The Inspire 1 (DJI, Model T600) is a ready-to-fly commercial UAV with a wide angle camera (12 MP RAW images or 1080p60/2160p30 video) mounted to a Zenmuse X3 3-axis gimbal that provides excellent stabilization. Thanks to its rich set of sensors (GPS, IMU, sonar, vision-based) it can be easily controlled after minimal training and can fly even on auto-pilot. In combination with a dual controller setup, it is an ideal vehicle for easy aerial photography. Initial tests for dense 3D reconstruction of the MPI campus for VR and robotics purposes using photogrammetry have been conducted.
 

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Multi-robot research is conducted by the group by exploiting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV - quadrotors and octorotors) as experimental testbeds for implementing and evaluating advanced complex strategies for multi-robot estimation and control, with a particular focus on decentralized solutions. The UAVs used by the group are based on a commercial product from the German company MikroKopter, and have been then modified both in their hardware and control software to suit our particular needs. Absolute position/orientation measurements are obtained form an external tracking system (VICON), although several quantities are also estimated onboard exploiting accelerometers, gyroscopes, onboard cameras and RGB-D sensors. Some UAVs are retrofitted with Hardkernel Odroid XU or Zotac Jetson TK1 boards, which support a complete Linux operative system and some graphic acceleration capabilities, in order to provide more computational power and more autonomy to the robots.
Last updated: Donnerstag, 05.04.2018