The NHL Centre of Expertise in Computer Vision works on automating visual inspections using Smart Civil Drones (or Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). The main goal is to research and develop a UAV which can automatically perform navigation tasks using computer vision and sensor fusion. For example: take off, approach and aligning with an object, hover at one position, return to the initial point, landing, line following and moving object following.
This enables applied research projects in a multitude of applications like wind turbine blade inspection and precision agriculture. Interest in learning C++ is required.
Students: 1 or 2 (Computer Science)