publication . Conference object . 2019

Towards flapping wing robot visual perception: Opportunities and challenges

J.L. Paneque; J.R. Martinez de Dios; Anibal Ollero; P. Grau; Juan Pablo Rodríguez-Gómez; A. Gomez Eguiluz;
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  • Published: 25 Nov 2019
  • Publisher: IEEE
The development of perception systems for bio­inspired flapping wing robots, or ornithopters, is very challenging due to their fast flying maneuvers and the high amount of vibrations and motion blur originated by the wing flapping. Visual sensors have been widely used in aerial robot perception due to their size, weight, and energy consumption capabilities. This paper analyzes the issues and challenges for vision sensors onboard ornithopter robots. Two visual sensors are evaluated: a monocular camera and an event­based camera. First, the pros and cons of integrating different sensors on flapping wing robots are studied. Second, the paper experimentally evaluates...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMethodologies_COMPUTERGRAPHICSComputingMethodologies_IMAGEPROCESSINGANDCOMPUTERVISION
free text keywords: Robotic perception, Flapping wings, Or­nithopter, Event­-based vision, Bio­-inspired robots, Wing, Flapping wing, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Computer science, Visual perception, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Computer vision, Motion blur, Flapping, Energy consumption, Robot
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General compliant aerial Robotic manipulation system Integrating Fixed and Flapping wings to INcrease range and safety
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 788247
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG
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