Autonomous Flying Quadrotor with Visual Odometry For GPS-Denied Flight And Mapping Using A Kinect
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and University of Washington’s Robotics and States Estimation Laboratory has developed a system which allows a quadrotor to autonomously navigate and map an environment using a kinect.
Do you remember Quadrotor Autonomous Flight and Obstacle Avoidance? This one do not rely on external motion capture cameras to localize and control the vehicle. All sensing and computation required for local position control is done onboard the vehicle.