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MIT uses kinect on quadcopter

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 in robotics by SQKYbeaver


MIT has developed a system using the Microsoft Kinect as part of an autonomous flight controller, allowing navigation and mapping when a gps signal is not available.

At MIT, we have developed a real-time visual odometry system that can use a Kinect to provide fast and accurate estimates of a vehicle’s 3D trajectory. This system is based on recent advances in visual odometry research, and combines a number of ideas from the state-of-the-art algorithms. It aligns successive camera frames by matching features across images, and uses the Kinect-derived depth estimates to determine the camera’s motion.

Via Slashdot

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One Response to “MIT uses kinect on quadcopter”

  1. Frank says:

    Hi

    Could you pls mention as to how you connected the kinect with the flight controller.
    Diagrams would be helpful.

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