About Me:

I am a software developer with a background in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. I also have a number of interests across the scientific spectrum including Synthetic Biology, Computational Neuroscience,Quantum Computing and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I would like to explore and asses the potential of the autonomous quadrocopter platform for practical real world applications, indoor or outdoor, in problem domains including transportation, construction, assisting the elderly at home. As standalone units or part of a constellation, problem specific architecture. I'm also quite interested in the commercialization of UAVs, industry standards and infrastructure needed to make UAV apps widespread and usefull.



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Antoan commented on Mike Isted's blog post Installing the Intel Realsense D435 depth camera on a Jetson TX2
"Mike, if you are aiming for autonomous navigation including obstacle avoidance you will need something like an i7 processor, in order to run the entire stack in real time. 
That is from perception (Visual SLAM), state estimation, occupancy mapping,…"
Jun 4, 2019
Antoan posted a discussion
Is 3DR frame hardware still considered open source?Cheers,Antoan
Jan 19, 2016
Antoan replied to David Garcia's discussion Has anybody used ROS (MavROS) on a Solo? in 3DR SOLO
"I am running Monocular SLAM (LSD SLAM - ETH)  with ROS on an Odroid U3 talking to an APM 2.6 over serial, transitioning currently to Pixhawk.
Jan 9, 2016
Antoan replied to Miguel Cruz's discussion Connecting APM 2.0 and Raspberry Pi
"Hi Jonathan, 

I am trying to do something similar  - connect an Odroid U3 to APM2.6's UART2 port. Can you give me some detail on how you did this, eg type/spec of headers, pitch. Is there an ready made FTDI USB cable I can get hold of for this?"
Jan 3, 2015
Antoan left a comment for Lorenz Meier
"I have been trying to find the specs/blueprints for the stereo camera described here to reproduce the work mentioned in the ETH paper Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance and Maneuvering on a Vision-Guided MA...
Is it available as open source hardware, is…"
Mar 8, 2014
Antoan posted a discussion
Hello folks,WHAT:  I am trying to work out what it would take and whether it is feasible to put a sensor like the Kinect or PrimeSense variant onto an Arducopter.WHY: Need a low cost quadrocopter AI research platform for Machine Learning, Semantic…
Apr 5, 2012
Antoan left a comment for pixhawk
"Hi there,
I was wondering if it is possible to order assembled Cheetah or other quadrocopter kits (rough cost estimate?) at this time or if you plan to make one available later in the future?
Apr 5, 2012
Antoan commented on Martint BuildYourOwnDrone.co.uk's blog post UK UAV Drone Zone Meet June 2011
"Hello folks,
I'm glad I found out about this meet just in time. Although I'm new to this forum, flying and UAV specific hardware,  I have a long standing interest in autonomous drones and have done a fair bit of experimenting in the past with…"
Jun 7, 2011