Davide Scaramuzza and pals in the Robotics and Perception Group at University of Zurich have devised a new method called Semi-Direct Monocular Visual Odometry for autonomous gps denied micro areal vehicle navigation. Using only a single downward-looking camera in combination…Continue
Boeing sponsored research at MIT where Agha-mohammadi and pals have developed a new algorithm based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDP) that allows self monitoring of the vehicles health status in real time and alternative pathfinding, accessing recharging stations and landing zones if needed during mission execution. The paper will be presented the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and…Continue
Censi and Davide Scaramuzza of the University of Zurich present the first state-estimation algorithm.robotic In a previous experiment Kumar gauged the robots’ location using a battery of external cameras that captured 1,000 exposures a second.
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Thanks to Alexandre Karpenko and pals at Stanford University , they have published open source software under GNU General Public License that stabilizes video image and eliminates shutter roll (jello) . In their example…Continue