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AI helps drones dodge fast-moving objects

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Freddie Gagne
Jun 10, 2019 07:36
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Drones capable of autonomous avoidance aren’t novel — DJI has featured them in its lineup for years.

But what about quadcopters that can dodge fast-moving projectiles?

That’s what scientists from the University of Maryland and ETH Zurich describe in a newly published paper (“EVDodge: Embodied AI For High-Speed Dodging On A Quadrotor Using Event Cameras“) on the preprint server Arxiv.org.

They claim that their philosophical “reimagining” of navigation stacks, dubbed Embodied AI, enables virtually any drone to avoid moving obstacles with no more than cameras and an onboard computer.

They intend to release the accompanying code and training data set after the paper is accepted for publication.

“We develop a purposive artificial intelligence-based formulation for the problem of general navigation,” wrote the paper’s coauthors.

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