This paper presents an approach for the detection, localization and following of dynamic terrestrial objects using a mini-UAV. The development is intended to be used for surveillance of large infrastructures. The detection algorithm is based on finding several pre-defined characteristics of the target, such as color, shape and size. The process used to localize the target, once it is detected, is based on an inversion of the Pinhole camera model. The task of following the Summit XL was designed to keep the target inside the field of view of the camera, and it was implemented in the form of a PID controller. The system has been tested both in simulation and with real robots, showing promising results.
|Title of host publication||RoboCity16 Open Conference on Future Trends in Robotics|
|Editors||Roemi E. Fernández Saavedra, Héctor Montes Franceschi|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||RoboCity16 Open Conference on Future Trends in Robotics - Madrid, Spain|
Duration: 26 May 2016 → 27 May 2016
|Conference||RoboCity16 Open Conference on Future Trends in Robotics|
|Period||26/05/2016 → 27/05/2016|