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Project Title:
Vision-based Formation Flight of Micro Aerial Vehicles
Supervisor:SHEN Shaojie
Project Description:Micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) are ideal platforms for aerial manipulation and transportation tasks due to their superior mobility. In many applications, it is desirable to use multiple MAVs in a formation setting to overcome payload limitations and to improve sensing capabilities. In this project, we aim to develop a fleet of MAVs that are able to fly autonomously in a desired formation using cameras as the main sensing modality. This is a multi-semester project. Students with solid backgrounds in programming and mathematics, and are interested in gaining hands-on experience in robotics, are encouraged to participate.
Course type: UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100 
Applicant's Roles:* Learn state-of-the-art methodologies on autonomous MAVs. * Develop real-time vision-based MAV detection systems using either artifical or natural markers. * Develop system infrastructures for inter-MAV communication and detection. * Develop control laws for maintaining desired formations with multiple MAVs. 
Applicant's Learning Objectives:* Learn to develop complex robotics systems that involves both software and hardware components. * Gain sufficient knowledge on image processing and machine perception. * Learn methodologies on formation control. 
Complexity of the project:Challenging 

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