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Dr Jose Martinez-Carranza
University of Bristol
RAFAGA: Robust Autonomous Flight of unmanned Aerial vehicles in Gps-denied outdoor Areas.
This research focuses on the problem of autonomous flight of unmanned aerial vehicles, in particular Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), in indoor and outdoor scenarios where GPS signal is unreliable or inaccessible. Autonomous flight is a desirable capability that boosts the applications where tedious and repetitive tasks have to be performed, thus freeing the operator to focus on other tasks.
From the above, in this project we aim at investigating novel ways in which different sensors on board the vehicle, e.g., cameras, accelerometers, gyros, compass, etc, can be fused in order to estimate the vehicle's position in real time, which can be exploited in order to develop autonomous navigation modules for autonomous flight in GPS-denied scenarios.
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