Memorias de investigación
Research Project:

Research Areas
  • Aerial robots

The main objective of this project is to provide next generation of UAV with the capability of robustly and efficiently using Computer Vision for the UAV control and guidance systems, as well as providing a rich processed visual information from the air, for a wide variety of civil applications. These civil applications of UAV in the non-segregate space will dramatically increase in the following years, accordingly to different sources, such as recent reports commissioned by the EC, the R&D programs of the most relevant Aeronautics companies and the international Aeronautics associations. Vision will play an important role in this matter of UAV integration in the non-segregate space for the whole range of UAV (from micro-UAV to commercial HALE). The technical matters that have to be solved and that are addressed in the current project can be clustered in the following generic topics, Robust Image Tracking, Visual Pose Estimation, Visual Servoing, Control and Guidance, Visual Sensor Fusión, Sense& Avoid Problem, and Aerial Image Recognition. These developed techniques are going to be applied in several micro an mini UAVs, of fix-wings, rotatory wings and quadrirotors, adapted for several applications. We aim to test the developed prototypes in several demos testbeds and also to participate in the two most relevant international competitions for UAVs, which constitutes a real challenge at international level to test the developed algorithms and platforms.
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Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Computer Vision
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial