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Gender

Male


Location

Montreal , Quebec


About Me:

25 years of experience in computer and telecommunication business developpement. Private Pilot (Fixed Wings - Rotor) and RC enthusiat


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Developpement of new apps and solutions


Hometown:

Montreal


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Patrick Poirier commented on Utsav Chopra's blog post Autonomous Precision Landing for DJI Mavic and Phantom Series Drones
"Precision Landing is cool,
this product is looking like what @fnoop had developed a few years ago:
https://github.com/goodrobots/vision_landing

Is source code available under GNU ?"
Aug 10, 2019
Patrick Poirier commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment
"Thanks for the suggestion :-)

As for the D435 , take a look at my code, you can make arrays of differents resolution and extract the minimum value (closest object) using numpy 
 https://github.com/patrickpoirier51/REALSENSE-EXPERIMENTS/blob/mast..."
Jun 27, 2019
Patrick Poirier commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment
"Hello,
As the title says, it is GPS denied environment.
To make it clear and simple,  we are generally referencing to  "non-GPS"  so everyone can understand that the autonomous modes (like Loiter - Guided and Auto) are being processed by a different…"
Jun 26, 2019
Patrick Poirier commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment
"Well, it is a little off-topic, but what you might consider is using the D435 API (or Python Wrapper) to generate the 100 points x 100 points depth live array. I did something similar and it works quite good.

We are looking as well or the official…"
Jun 26, 2019
Patrick Poirier commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment
"Thanks Chris
Mateusz no problem, you can spread the news :-)
Most of the details are on the series of blogs published on ArduPilot.org , you can get the essence directly on Thien's github:
https://github.com/hoangthien94/vision_to_mavros"
Jun 26, 2019
Patrick Poirier posted a blog post
As part of a Google Summer Of Code (GSOC). I have the privilege to Mentor a talented PhD Student of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, named Thien Nguyen.Since the beginning of this project , Thien has delivered a series of Labs to s…
Jun 25, 2019
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in BBBmini
"No range and don't work in direct sunlight
I suggest you look at ArduPilot forum as these things have been discussed extensively

Regards"
Jun 12, 2019
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in BBBmini
"Hello

TFMINI LIDAR is the best rangefinder for low cost small distance 6 M.
Sonar is really not recommended for drones but it works ok for rovers"
Jun 12, 2019
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in BBBmini
"Hello

TFMINI LIDAR is the best rangefinder for low cost small distance 6 M.
Sonar is really not recommended for drones but it works ok for rovers"
Jun 12, 2019
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in BBBmini
"Hello 
please note that this sensor Hc-SR04, is no longer supported on the actual release. You can use I2C or serial based rangefinder for altitude and  avoidance.

enjoy building your BBMini"
Jun 12, 2019
Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post OpenMV and ArduPilot tracking a colored ball
"Hello,
You can read a more detailed and advanced blog here: https://discuss.ardupilot.org/t/quadcopter-object-tracking-on-a-bud..."
May 2, 2018
Patrick Poirier commented on andre van calster's blog post obstacle avoidance using a convolution neural network
"Bonjour André,
That is quite good !! 
It makes the concept a real time avoidance system, even without the Movidius.
The gain with Movidius  (5X) is less than what Intel's Marketing  is pretending with... ''one order of magnitude'' .. but its more in…"
Apr 12, 2018
Patrick Poirier commented on hiroshi takey's blog post [COMMUNITY] - Today, Ardupilot banned to me from and my related Ardupilot project.
"@Fnoop
Having working with you on numerous project and chatting on various subjects made me appreciate your sense of rightness and social equity. You are absolutely right when you say ''If it's not your cup of tea then just ignore it.''...
Being inv…"
Mar 27, 2018
Patrick Poirier commented on hiroshi takey's blog post [COMMUNITY] - Today, Ardupilot banned to me from and my related Ardupilot project.
"Yes I confirm that I removed your blog from ArduPilot because it was not related to the forum discussion. 
Lets make it clear, a blog about how to build a  twin engine console for a flight simulator software is not a project that is directly related…"
Mar 23, 2018
Patrick Poirier commented on Kyle's blog post Detailed Inspection of 18km, 138kV Transmission Line by Automated Drone
"Interesting alternative for aerial inspection, I have few questions:
"Inspection time reduced by 85%, inspection cost reduced by 80%."
 I assume this cost reduction is based on aerial inspection exclusively, so you compare a drone inspection team vs…"
Mar 18, 2018
Patrick Poirier commented on andre van calster's blog post obstacle avoidance using a convolution neural network
"Bonjour André,
Looking at the video , I see you are using dronet  https://github.com/uzh-rpg/rpg_public_dronet for training on a fly/stop scenario which is the best strategy for testing. The speed seems pretty good on the PC (I would say 30 HZ), but…"
Mar 14, 2018
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