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Tanner Rosenthal

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Electrical Engineering

Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter

Mentor: Armando Rodriguez
FURI: Fall 2018

Quadcopters are being used across a wide range of applications due to their payload capacity and flight endurance. These qualities make the quadcopter ideal for a precision following robot that can track a target and relay information back to a central command center. A quadcopter has been fully fitted with a flight controller, onboard camera, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This quadrotor has shown potential for a stable and reliable target tracking robot via three techniques: colored marker tracking, neural network (machine learning), and an indoor tracking system. In the future, a more robust quadcopter will be investigated.

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Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter with a Go-Ahead Audio-Visual Support Capability

Mentor: Armando Rodriguez
FURI: Spring 2018

Quadcopters are being used across a wide range of applications due to their payload capacity and flight endurance. These qualities make the quadcopter ideal for a precision following robot that can track a target and relay information back to a central command center. A quadcopter has been fully fitted with a flight controller, onboard camera, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This quadrotor has shown potential for a stable and reliable target tracking robot. In the future, it would be ideal to implement a more powerful onboard controller, such as the Nvidia TX2 for faster image processing.