AR-Drone as a platform for robotic research and education

Krajnik, Tomas, Vonasek, Vojtech, Fiser, Daniel and Faigl, Jan (2011) AR-Drone as a platform for robotic research and education. In: Research and Education in Robotics - EUROBOT 2011. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 161 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 172-186. ISBN 9783642219740

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This paper presents the AR-Drone quadrotor helicopter as a robotic platform usable for research and education. Apart from the description of hardware and software, we discuss several issues regarding drone equipment, abilities and performance. We show, how to perform basic tasks of position stabilization, object following and autonomous navigation. Moreover, we demonstrate the drone ability to act as an external navigation system for a formation of mobile robots. To further demonstrate the drone utility for robotic research, we describe experiments in which the drone has been used. We also introduce a freely available software package, which allows researches and students to quickly
overcome the initial problems and focus on more advanced issues.

Additional Information:Book subtitle: International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, June 15-17, 2011. Proceedings
Keywords:quadrotors, AR-Drone, mobile robotics
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:14898
Deposited On:12 Sep 2014 08:49

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