Automated flight for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

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)