Automatic Take Off, Tracking and Landing of a Miniature UAV on a Moving Carrier Vehicle

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Comment by Sandro Benigno on May 26, 2010 at 6:14am
Cool, man! Very impressive! How do you send the data from camera to the uC? It means... what kind of connection is in between IR Cam and Atmega 644 (I2C, SPI)? Is the data a matrix?

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on May 26, 2010 at 6:16am
I just would like to have my hands on that tracking code. William who made Shredquette tricopters about year ago had similar features. Ok he did not make he's tricopter to land on moving platform but other than that he did use same idea.

Ok quads we we could have another way to do this, use onboard FPV camera and send control commands via xbee connection to quad. That we no need to have external "landing" mobilephone camera on board.

Comment by Jason Kunc on May 26, 2010 at 6:19am
This isn't my work. I just thought it was cool. here is more info on it.
Comment by Jack Crossfire on May 26, 2010 at 10:48am
The holy grail is autonomously following a person.
Comment by Overwatch on May 26, 2010 at 11:51am
A person with an XBee GPS beacon?

Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 26, 2010 at 1:59pm
Following a person you say Jack...... Oh and I see its the Astec machines again!

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Comment by Chris Anderson on May 26, 2010 at 2:29pm
Jack, funny you should mention that. Look for a T3 Contest on that this fall. We're going to blow some minds ;-)
Comment by David Ankers on May 26, 2010 at 3:08pm
MikroKopter has had the follow me function for at least a year:

Trust me, you have easily won the "follow me" competition LOL.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 26, 2010 at 3:20pm
Wow, the Germans really do rule the quad world.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on May 26, 2010 at 3:28pm
Yes, Mikrokopter is great technology. But there's still progress to be made on price...there's no reason great quads can't be available for a few hundred dollars. I know ArduCopter and OpenPilot are both aiming for that...


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