FURI | Spring 2018

Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter with a Go-Ahead Audio-Visual Support Capability

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Quadcopters are being used across a wide range of applications due to their payload capacity and flight endurance. These qualities make the quadcopter ideal for a precision following robot that can track a target and relay information back to a central command center. A quadcopter has been fully fitted with a flight controller, onboard camera, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This quadrotor has shown potential for a stable and reliable target tracking robot. In the future, it would be ideal to implement a more powerful onboard controller, such as the Nvidia TX2 for faster image processing.

Student researcher

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Tanner Rosenthal

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

Graduation date: Spring 2019