Thursday, March 18, 2010
The PIXHAWK team at ETH Zurich has developed the new Cheetah quadrotor equipped with an Intel Care 2 Duo processor which capable of autonomous flight times of up to 8 minutes. The processor board weighs 235 grams and provides a significant increase in processing power over using an Intel ATOM Processor. This will improve the performance of the computer vision algorithms, which is important since the quadrotor is equipped with four cameras. Their new IMU board also looks interesting.