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Robotics and Perception Group


In this work, we address one of the main challenges towards autonomous drone flight in complex environments, which is flight through narrow gaps.

We developed a new technology that allows a quadrotor to automatically recover and stabilize from any initial condition without relying on external infrastructure like GPS. The technology allows the quadrotor system to be used safely both indoors and out, to recover stable flight after a GPS loss or system failure. And because the recovery is so quick, it even works to recover flight after an aggressive throw, allowing you to launch a quadrotor simply by tossing it in the air like a baseball.

Socially Assistive Robots
March 19, 2018

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