An Open Source and Open Hardware Deep Learning-Powered Visual Navigation Engine for Autonomous Nano-UAVs

  title={An Open Source and Open Hardware Deep Learning-Powered Visual Navigation Engine for Autonomous Nano-UAVs},
  author={D. Palossi and Francesco Conti and L. Benini},
  journal={2019 15th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)},
Nano-size unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with few centimeters of diameter and sub-10 Watts of total power budget, have so far been considered incapable of running sophisticated visual-based autonomous navigation software without external aid from base-stations, ad-hoc local positioning infrastructure, and powerful external computation servers. [...] Key Method Our visual navigation engine is enabled by the combination of an ultra-low power computing device (the GAP8 system-on-chip) with a novel methodology…Expand
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