Quadrotor is an autonomous and tele-operated aerial vehicle designed for completing vision based objectives.
The quadrotor helicopter, or quadrotor for short, is an especially fast and maneuverable aerial platform. Using a suite of sensors, our quadrotor will be able to perform GPS-guided position holding, path planning, and navigation with the aid of visual feedback. An end goal is to use the platform to map unstructured terrain, such as that present in the wilderness.
Our goal this year is to use the Microsoft Kinect sensor to navigate indoor environments. We use the MikroKopter platform for the quadrotor itself, and process video data from the Kinect on-board to navigate obstacles and create a map of the environment.
We have a project blog! Check it out at www.cmuquadrotor.com for more recent updates.