Thursday, November 8, 2012

Smart Drone Can Autonomously Avoid Obstacles [VIDEO]

Smart Drone Can Autonomously Avoid Obstacles [VIDEO]:

One of the biggest issues with robotic planes or helicopters, also known as drones, is that they are not very good at avoiding obstacles on their own. In other words, they need a human pilot on the ground to prevent them from crashing. But that could change soon.
Researchers at Cornell University have developed software that, coupled with a camera and hardware that mimics a brain, helps a small drone to dodge obstacles like trees or poles.
The software makes the drone turn an image taken with its camera into a 3D model of the environment. The robotic brain can then determine which objects are obstacles and change its route accordingly. This wou…
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