Vision-Based Autonomous Helicopter Research at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute 1991-1997

Omead Amidi, Takeo Kanade, and James Ryan Miller
American Helicopter Society International Conference, April, 1998.


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Abstract
This paper presents an overview of the Autonomous Helicopter Project at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. The advantages of an autonomous vision-guided helicopter for a number of goal applications are enumerated through possible mission scenarios. The requirements of these applications are addressed by a central goal mission for the project. Current capabilities, including vision-based stability and control, autonomous take off, trajectory following, and landing, aerial mapping, and object recognition and manipulation are presented. In conclusion, the project future directions are discussed.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Helicopter Lab
Associated Project(s): Autonomous Helicopter
Note: paper no. T7-3

Text Reference
Omead Amidi, Takeo Kanade, and James Ryan Miller , "Vision-Based Autonomous Helicopter Research at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute 1991-1997," American Helicopter Society International Conference, April, 1998.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Amidi_1998_923,
   author = "Omead Amidi and Takeo Kanade and James Ryan {Miller }",
   title = "Vision-Based Autonomous Helicopter Research at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute 1991-1997",
   booktitle = "American Helicopter Society International Conference",
   address = "Heli, japan",
   month = "April",
   year = "1998",
   Notes = "paper no. T7-3"
}