Omnidirectional bearing-only see-and-avoid for small aerial robots

Mejias, Luis, Mondragon, Ivan, & Campoy, Pascual (2011) Omnidirectional bearing-only see-and-avoid for small aerial robots. In The 5th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, 6-8 December 2011, James Cook Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. (In Press)

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Motivated by the growing interest in unmanned aerial system’s applications in indoor and outdoor settings and the standardisation of visual sensors as vehicle payload. This work presents a collision avoidance approach based on omnidirectional cameras that does not require the estimation of range between two platforms to resolve a collision encounter. It will achieve a minimum separation between the two vehicles involved by maximising the view-angle given by the omnidirectional sensor. Only visual information is used to achieve avoidance under a bearing-only visual servoing approach. We provide theoretical problem formulation, as well as results from real flight using small quadrotors.

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ID Code: 46597
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Omnidirectional Vision, UAV, Visual Servoing, Computer Vision
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 16:53

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