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Vison Talk

Talks
Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
and University of Zürich, Switzerland
Vision Based State Estimation for UAVs: From Individual Vehicles to Robot Interactions
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
1507 
Newell-Simon Hall
Abstract:

Opposed to stationary robots, mobile robots have to master the perception-to-action chain for a wide range of environments. In  particular, mobile robots need to be aware of their own location with  respect to their environment at all times to act in a reasonable manner.  In the first part of this talk, I will address the problem of pose  estimation for a single UAV while relying entirely on onboard hardware.  Here, approaches based on both visual velocity and position estimation will be discussed. In the second part, I will take the problem to the  next level and address the visual mutual localization problem for a  swarm of robots. Solutions for situations with and without an existing  line of sight will be highlighted. Finally, I will briefly demonstrate our modular software TeleKyb for the control of UAVs.

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Volker Grabe received his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Tübingen, Germany, before starting his doctoral studies with Paolo  Robuffo Giordano at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics  in 2010. Since 2012, he is working with his co-supervisor Davide  Scaramuzza at the University of Zürich.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

hebert@ri.cmu.edu