Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quadrotor + Kinect + Documentation

Patrick Bouffard from the Hybrid Systems Lab at UC Berkeley has done a great job documenting the ROS 3D Contest entry shown below. So it should be easy to reproduce the results if you are lucky enough to have access to a Kinect and an AscTec Pelican quadrotor.

If you already have an Ascending Technologies Pelican or Hummingbird quadrotor you may be interested in this wiki and this mailing list, both of which seem to have useful information for researchers working with this specific hardware.

Also, Ascending Technologies is offering a 15,000 Euro sponsorship for a team doing UAV research. Proposals due by February 13th.

In unrelated news, robotics graduate students with human companions will probably be excited to hear that the paper deadline for IROS 2011 appears to have been moved from February 15th (Seriously.) to March 14th.

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