UAV Platforms enhanced with State-of-the-Art Sensors.
Get close to structures!
Evaluation of current UAV Platforms
Our new sensor is based on visual-inertial data fusion and is developed together with the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich. The system provides a 3D point cloud of the environment as well as 3D dead-reckoning information used for navigation close to structures.
While the accuracy of GPS is sufficient in outdoor open spaces, it fails indoors and in proximity of structures. Industrial inspection however relies on stable video feeds captured as close to walls, beams, chimneys etc. as possible. Skybotix sensor technology allows UAVs to stabilize and navigate close to structures that need to be inspected.
We are currently evaluating different UAV platforms for our sensor and navigation stack integration.