Monday, July 10, 2017

AI, AI, AI, drones are using sight to fly!

Scientists in Zurich are removing the blinders and letting drones figure things out for themselves. Using “vision algorithms” a group of researchers were able to teach inexpensive off-the-shelf drones to fly autonomously and map surrounding areas. The algorithms used are a “dense surface reconstruction” data-set designed to teach drones to understand their environment. Using a single camera and an inertial sensor the drones are able to take off, navigate, and create accurate 3D images. According to Professor Margarita Chli of the Vision Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich: We start off with zero knowledge about where the drone is. The pilot…

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