Patrick Poirier
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Chris Anderson commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment
"Fantastic work! I did the same thing with a T265 and a Rover (it will be racing at this weekend's DIY Robocars race in Oakland), but this is next-level stuff"
5 hours ago
Patrick Poirier posted a blog post

Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment

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 serve not only as milestones for the project but also a step-by-step guideline for anyone who wishes to learn about using the power of computer vision for autonomous robot to follow. The labs include:Lab 1: Indoor non-GPS flight using AprilTags (…See More
5 hours ago
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in the group 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
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in the group 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
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in the group 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
Patrick Poirier replied to FÁBIO PEREIRA's discussion Build drone BBBmini in the group 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
babak_ea commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"Hello Patrick, is this possible to use external magnetometer? it is necessary for my big quad. next question is that,the ppm problem on raspberry pi zero since ver 3.5,is it fixed? "
Sep 22, 2018
babak_ea commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"Hello Patrick, is this possible to use external magnetometer? it is necessary for my big quad. next question is that,the ppm problem on ver 3.5 is it fixed? "
Sep 22, 2018
babak_ea commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"Hello Patrick, is this possible to use external magnetometer? it is necessary for my big quad"
Sep 22, 2018
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-budget/18147"
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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
Mar 14, 2018
Patrick Poirier commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post PocketPilot , a new Linux FC based on the 25$ PocketBeagle®
"Hello Curt If you look on the table above you can see that UART2 is not the default mapping, it is SPI0. You need to configure PINS in order to get Uart2 exposed. Loo at the way we remap…"
Feb 11, 2018

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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

Patrick Poirier's Blog

Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 5:47pm 1 Comment

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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 serve not only as milestones for the project but also a step-by-step guideline for anyone who wishes to learn about using the power of computer vision for autonomous robot to follow. The…

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Avoidance Experiments with the POC and Benewake TFMIN

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 12:03pm 4 Comments

Ahhh... Winter in Canada ...

While the kids play hockey outside with sticks and a puck , I play inside with sticks and a POC !!



A few month ago I started experimenting with the Avoidance Library:…

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PocketPilot , a new Linux FC based on the 25$ PocketBeagle®

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 3:14pm 17 Comments

**There is a new puppy in the family !!**

**PocketPilot** is a smaller versions of the BBBmini (https://github.com/mirkix/BBBMINI), designed for use with PocketBeagle (https://beagleboard.org/pocket, a small version of BeagleBone Black). It provides a very small &…

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Future of On-Demand Urban Air Transportation

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 10:24am 7 Comments

On-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes. Uber is close to the commute pain that citizens in cities around the world feel. We view helping to solve this problem as core to our mission and…

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