This is about some experiments I’m doing using python and openCV and of course one of my drones… In this case the drone used for taking the videos, was my hexacopter (Alduxhexa).
The point is to explore different techniques and algorithms to track colours, objects and the follow them using a multicopter. In the video you will see my hexacopter flying with a GoPro pointing always down (to the ground). I want to be able to identify colours on the ground.
There is now lots of similar examples and big projects already doing computer vision with drones, but I just wanted to show you my experiments, share to everyone my code, get some pointers and of course doing some collaboration with people interested.
This is a picture of my hexacopter used to get those videos:
My github with the code is here. It contains several more examples, like face detection and so forth... This code works on raspberry pi, mac.
The next step is to make the hexacopter centre and follow an specific target using a extra onboard computer, perhaps a rpi or similar.
If questions or suggestions don't hesitate in contacting me.
Check my blog http://aldux.net/blog