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Title: RIVERWATCH-A Marsupial Surface-Aerial Robotic Team
Post by: facmarques on January 29, 2014, 03:37:32 PM
Hi,
I'm sharing a project I've been involved in.
RIVERWATCH is an autonomous surface-aerial marsupial robotic team for riverine environmental monitoring. The robotic system is composed of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) piggybacking a 6-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.

Skip to minute 1:00 for the action. Initially are some slides that explain the project scope and results.

http://riverwatchws.cloudapp.net/ (http://riverwatchws.cloudapp.net/)

[youtube=425,350]Y_XpgELNE9k[/youtube]
Riverwatch MultimediaReport (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_XpgELNE9k#ws)
Title: Re: RIVERWATCH-A Marsupial Surface-Aerial Robotic Team
Post by: jwatte on January 29, 2014, 11:02:44 PM
Looks great! How far did you get with the team sensor fusion?
Title: Re: RIVERWATCH-A Marsupial Surface-Aerial Robotic Team
Post by: jlizotte on January 30, 2014, 07:10:23 AM
This was great. Thanks for sharing! I love the teaming of the copter with the surface vehicle. Very impressive project. Is your path planning primarily through GPS waypoints, using obstacle avoidance, or is the vehicle doing a lot more of the path planning?

Does the boat have any "input" to the use of the copter? For instance, the boat wants to see what is around a bend...can the boat request assistance from the copter to work as a team, so to speak, or is each vehicle working independently and isolated, controlled by a remote operator?

John