Kinect based Autonomous Quadcopter.
Quadrotor is an autonomous and tele-operated aerial vehicle designed for completing vision based objectives.
The quadrotor helicopter, or quadcoptor for short, is an especially fast and maneuverable aerial platform. Using a suite of sensors, our quadrotor is able to perform GPS-guided position holding, path planning, and navigation. Our quadrotor uses Arducopter platform for the quadrotor.
Our goal now is to use the Microsoft Kinect sensor to navigate indoor environments. We process video data from the Kinect on-board to perform local planning and avoid obstacles while use a base-station to perform global planning and creating a map of the environment.