Smartphones power flying robots

Giuseppe Loianno, Yash Mulgaonkar, Chris Brunner, Dheeraj Ahuja, Arvind Ramanandan, Murali Chari, Serafin Diaz, Vijay Kumar

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Abstract

Consumer grade technology seen in cameras and phones has led to the price/performance ratio of sensors and processors falling dramatically over the last decade. In particular, most devices are packaged with a camera, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer, important sensors for aerial robotics. The low mass and small form factor make them particularly well suited for autonomous flight with small flying robots, especially in GPS-denied environments. In this work, we present the first fully autonomous smartphone-based quadrotor. All the computation, sensing and control runs on an off-the-shelf smartphone, with all the software functionality in a smartphone app.We show how quadrotors can be stabilized and controlled to achieve autonomous flight in indoor buildings with application to smart homes, search and rescue, construction and architecture. The work allows any consumer with a smartphone to autonomously drive a quadrotor robot platform, even without GPS, by downloading an app, and concurrently build 3-D maps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1256-1263
Number of pages8
Volume2015-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999941
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2015
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Sep 28 2015Oct 2 2015

Other

OtherIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period9/28/1510/2/15

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Smartphones
Robots
Application programs
Global positioning system
Cameras
Gyroscopes
Sensors
Accelerometers
Robotics
Antennas

Keywords

  • Cameras
  • Robot sensing systems
  • Smart phones
  • Software
  • Vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Loianno, G., Mulgaonkar, Y., Brunner, C., Ahuja, D., Ramanandan, A., Chari, M., ... Kumar, V. (2015). Smartphones power flying robots. In IROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 2015-December, pp. 1256-1263). [7353530] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353530

Smartphones power flying robots. / Loianno, Giuseppe; Mulgaonkar, Yash; Brunner, Chris; Ahuja, Dheeraj; Ramanandan, Arvind; Chari, Murali; Diaz, Serafin; Kumar, Vijay.

IROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2015-December Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 1256-1263 7353530.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Loianno, G, Mulgaonkar, Y, Brunner, C, Ahuja, D, Ramanandan, A, Chari, M, Diaz, S & Kumar, V 2015, Smartphones power flying robots. in IROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. vol. 2015-December, 7353530, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1256-1263, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015, Hamburg, Germany, 9/28/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353530
Loianno G, Mulgaonkar Y, Brunner C, Ahuja D, Ramanandan A, Chari M et al. Smartphones power flying robots. In IROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2015-December. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 1256-1263. 7353530 https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353530
Loianno, Giuseppe ; Mulgaonkar, Yash ; Brunner, Chris ; Ahuja, Dheeraj ; Ramanandan, Arvind ; Chari, Murali ; Diaz, Serafin ; Kumar, Vijay. / Smartphones power flying robots. IROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2015-December Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 1256-1263
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