monocular vision

DelFly Nimble

MAVLAB off to IMAV 2018

Next week, the MAVLab will be off to the 10th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition and Conference, which will take place in the beautiful Melbourne from 17 November to 23 November 2018. We will be presenting a total of 5 papers at the conference, touching on various aspects from the newest developments of our flapping […]

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Autonomous SPHERES drone learns how "to see" in zero gravity

Drone learns “to see” in zero-gravity

During an experiment performed on board of the International Space Station (ISS) a small drone successfully learned by itself to see distances using only one eye, reported scientists at the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Although humans effortlessly estimate distances with one eye, it is not clear how we learn this capability, […]

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See distances with one eye

New theory allows drones to see distances with one eye

A new theory has been published that allows drones to see distances with a single camera. TU Delft’s Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory has found that drones approaching an object with an insect-inspired vision strategy become unstable at a specific distance from the object. Turning this weakness into a strength, drones can actually use the timely […]

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Vision Based Landing

Intelligent Vision-based Landing System of UAVs

Background The capability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to perform landing task is essential for the autonomous operation, especially when they are outside line-of-sight. For autonomous landing, these vehicles need to know by themselves which areas are safe to be landed upon. Therefore, an intelligent landing system of UAVs using a monocular vision is proposed due to the fact that visual sensors […]

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