Autonomous Swarming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Multiple Perspective Observation
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There is much research being done in the field of swarming robotics and more specifically swarming unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. The most common platform used is the quadcopter because of its versatility. The problem to be solved is how to have autonomous swarming quadcopters that can orient themselves towards a point in space while maintaining their position relative to one another and there position relative to the point. It would be necessary to be able to send a command to these UAVs so they can change their pattern around this point in real time while avoiding each other. These quadcopters would also have video recording capabilities in order to observe the point. If this problem was solved, quadcopters could be used for tasks such as recording shots for movie directors, recording shots for athletic events, or used for surveillance. One day these quadcopters could be used to improve people’s lives and even their safety. These quadcopters could be sent into a burning building to cooperatively search for a firefighter or to search for someone missing in a forest or to monitor the border. This is what I would like to achieve.
Bryant, Tyler A (2016). Autonomous Swarming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Multiple Perspective Observation. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from