Design and control of a quadrocopter

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Dr. Blázovics László
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

The development of informatics remains continuous. We are able to use higher and higher computational power in portable size and low energy consumption. Thanks to this, the computation heavy problems, like the ones we see in image processing, are solvable on platforms, that can be mounted on lesser vehicles. In the Budapest University of Technology and Economics the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics has a remarkable project, to create a unique quadrocopter. Both students and lecturers are working to develop additional functionalities for this helicopter.

In my Masters Thesis Project my goal is to assemble a system, that is able to solve the SLAM problem in real time, with the most accurate results possible. The system uses a stereo camera system to calculate its movement. The camera images also provide the information for the mapping. The system should be light enough to be mounted on the quadrocopter. In my work I make use of the advantages provided by the Robot Operating System. I also use already existing algorithms, to be able to create the most accurate map possible.


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