Pestana Puerta, Jesús and Sánchez López, José Luis and Suárez Fernández, Ramón and Collumeau, Jean-Françoise and Campoy Cervera, Pascual and Martín Cristóbal, Jorge and Molina González, Martín and Lope Asiaín, Javier de and Maravall Gomez-Allende, Darío
A vision based aerial rbot solution for the IARC 2014 by the Technical University of Madrid.
In: "International Aerial Robotics Competition Sixth Composium on Indoor", 6-8 Aug 2014, Yantai, China. pp. 1-12.
The IARC competitions aim at making the state of the art in UAV progress. The 2014 challenge deals mainly with GPS/Laser denied navigation, Robot-Robot interaction and Obstacle avoidance in the setting of a ground robot herding problem. We present in this paper a drone which will take part in this competition. The platform and hardware it is composed of and the software we designed are introduced. This software has three main components: the visual information acquisition, the mapping algorithm and the Aritificial Intelligence mission planner. A statement of the safety measures integrated in the drone and of our efforts to ensure field testing in conditions as close as possible to the challenge?s is also included.