Review: Summer school 2015 on autonomous flight robots
In 2015 Fraunhofer IAIS was host of the euRathlon/TRADR Summer School. Here we provide a review and announcements of upcoming events of the TRADR project.
Micro aerial vehicles (MAV) such as multicopters have become a popular research tool in recent years and are used in an increasing number of application domains such as aerial photography and inspection tasks. Most MAVs are remotely controlled or follow GNSS waypoints in obstacle-free heights. Many tasks require navigation in complex 3D environments, close to obstacles, however. Hence, the degree of autonomy of the MAVs must be increased.
The objective of the school is to give students deep insights into the currently leading approaches to 3D environment perception, mapping, navigation planning, and control of autonomous MAVs. Lectures by internationally leading experts will provide the necessary theoretical background for hands-on exercises with MAVs.