Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in Autonomy for Small Aerial Vehicles

September 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hackerman B-17

Lecturer: Vijay Kumar
University of Pennsylvania

The last decade has seen significant advances in robotics and artificial intelligence leading to an irrational exuberance in technology. I will discuss the challenges of realizing autonomous flight in environments with obstacles in the absence of GPS. I will describe our approaches to state estimation and designing perception-action loops for high speed navigation with applications to precision agriculture and first response. Finally, I will discuss some of limitations with current approaches in the field and challenges in robotics and autonomy.

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