Our Swiss friends continue to impress with a new, lighter version of their PixHawk quad with optical navigation, which is competing at IMAV 2010 this week. From the team's update:
That mission went better - we could fly autonomously and demonstrated for the first time on the International Micro Air Vehicle competition an onboard computer vision system. Our localization is based on articial markers. The flight inside the competition times was not perfect, but shortly afterwards we captured the video below, showing a fully autonomous flight in a figure eight at the IMAV 2010 Indoor Dynamics setup.
Tomorrow is the IMAV 2010 Outdoor Competition day and we'll enjoy the full day spectating the outdoor teams competing. We'll also bring our equipment, maybe we can help somebody out with a screwdriver or tweezers.""