As robotic platforms and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) increase in sophistication and complexity, the ability to determine the spatial orientation and placement of the platform in real time (localization) becomes an important issue. Detecting and extracting locations of objects, barriers, and openings is required to ensure the overall effectiveness of the device. Current methods to achieve localization for UAVs require expensive external equipment and limit the overall applicable range of the… CONTINUE READING
Figure 4. Snapshots of the MATLAB leader-follower model with three followers responding to initial thrust, a forward pitch of 10 degrees, a backwards pitch of 10 degrees, and then a roll left of 10 degrees. Times are (from left to right) 0, 3, 8, and 13 seconds.