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We describe an efficient, reliable, and robust four-rotor flying platform for indoor and outdoor navigation. Currently, similar platforms are controlled at low frequencies due to hardware and software limitations. This causes uncertainty in position control and unstable behavior during fast maneuvers. Our flying platform offers a 1 kHz control frequency and(More)
Autonomous microhelicopters will soon play a major role in tasks like search and rescue, environment monitoring, security surveillance, and inspection. If they are further realized in small scale, they can also be used in narrow outdoor and indoor environments and represent only a limited risk for people. However, for such operations, navigating based only(More)
—The MAV '08 competition focused on the problem of using air and ground vehicles to locate and rescue hostages being held in a remote building. To execute this mission, a number of technical challenges were addressed, including designing the micro air vehicle (MAV), using the MAV to geo-locate ground targets, and planning the motion of ground vehicles to(More)
The SFly project is an EU-funded project, with the goal to create a swarm of autonomous vision controlled micro aerial vehicles. The mission in mind is that a swarm of MAV's autonomously maps out an unknown environment, computes optimal surveillance positions and places the MAV's there and then locates radio beacons in this environment. The scope of the(More)
In this paper we present the design of a highly flexible quadcopter platform and the software tools used in an example experiment to show unlimited flight time of an MAV with laser power beaming. We describe the mechanical design as well as the flight control system architecture which are focused on easy adaption to a wide variety of experiments. The paper(More)
—The MAV '08 competition in Agra, India focused on the problem of using air and ground vehicles to locate and rescue hostages being held in a remote building. Executing this mission required addressing a number of technical challenges, including the design and operation of micro air vehicles (MAVs), using the MAVs to geolocate and track ground targets, and(More)
1 Further Results In this supplementary material we present further experimental results of our proposed framework. Fig. 3 shows a qualitative comparison of the methods by Mahajan et al. [14] Werlberger et al. [25] Proposed sparse approach Fig. 1: Comparison of our sparse approach to two state-of-the-art temporal interpolation methods. From left to right:(More)