Visual Tracking and Control for Quadcopter Drone

Jack James Herrod

Abstract


The area of autonomous flight and aerial drones has expanded rapidly over the past few years, resulting in smaller, cheaper and more capable systems available for use. The AR Parrot Drone 2 is one such example as it is cheap, and also small while carrying several sensors including inertial sensors for transverse and angular movement, Wi-Fi connections, and cameras. This drone will be used for this project to communicate with a Linux based computer to execute a program for visual tracking and drone control. Using the cameras fitted to the drone, low level image processing will take place to identify a designated target. This information will be used in order to control the drone and remain centered in one location, using the target as a reference point.

Keywords


UAV; Visual Processing; Visual Control; Autonomous Control; AR Drone;

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