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"Onboard and Ground Visual Pose Estimation Techniques for UAV Control"

Publication
Congresses name: 

The 3rd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’10).

Place: 

Dubai, Arab Emirates.

Date: 
June 21-23, 2010.

 Abstract :  In this paper two techniques to control UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) based on visual information are presented. The first one is based on the detection and tracking of planar structures from an onboard camera, while the second one is based on the detection and 3D reconstruction of the position of the UAV based on an external camera system. Both strategies are tested with a VTOL (Vertical take-o ff and landing) UAV, and results show good behavior of the visual systems (precision in the estimation and frame rate) when estimating the helicopter's position and using the extracted information to control the UAV.

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