2009-10-19

Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Scans Indoor Environments


MIT's Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV)

A team of students from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence lead by Prof. Nick Roy developed an autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle capable of autonomously mapping and navigating a complex environment.
The team participated in and won the AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) which was held on the campus of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayag├╝ez (UPRM.)
MIT Machine
MIT Quad-Rotor Vehicle Entering Window
Mapping
MIT Map Generation and Vehicle Path
Air Vehicle
robot

  • (1) Hokuyo laser rangefinder

  • (2) laser-deflecting mirrors for altitude

  • (3) monocular USB camera

  • (4) inertial measurement unit

  • (5) GumStix processor with wiFi link

  • (6) ARM microprocessor running low-level control loop at 1000Hz

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Autonomous MAV Filght in GPS Denied Environments


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Sources:
  1. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: MIT's Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV)
  2. International Aerial Robotics Competition
  3. MIT Micro Aerial Vehicle Team
  4. YouTube - Autonomous MAV Filght in GPS Denied Environments
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