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International Micro Aerial Vehicle competition

Description

The Flight Competition challenges research institutes to demonstrate the progress on the level of autonomy of small flying robots. Cooperation between multiple micro air vehicles is encouraged. The University of Amsterdam has experience in both the perception side and the cooperation side of this challenge.

The University of Amsterdam has been involved in one competitions:


The Maneki-Neko team in preparation for the Iran Open

Currently, the UvA is cooperating with the TU Delft in the Dutch Unmanned Aerial Solutions team, which participates in the competition:

Their approach is best described in the latest Team Description Paper, including the references in this document.


Research Logs

2013

2012

2011

2010


Publications

  • H.R. Oosterhuis, "Evaluation of tracking algorithms to autonomously following dynamic targets at low altitude", Project Report, Universiteit van Amsterdam, August 2013. (Portable Document Format 535 Kb).
  • Tim Leunissen, Ilse van der Linden, Tomas Bijkerk, Alexander van Someren and Nynke Schaafsma, "AR.Drone Fotografie - semi-autonome portretfoto's met behulp van gezichtsherkenning", Project Report, Universiteit van Amsterdam, July 2013. (Portable Document Format 149 Kb).
  • Robbert van Ginkel, Iris Meerman, Timo Mulder and Jorn Peters, "Autonomous Landing of a Quadcopter on a Predefined Marker", Project Report, Universiteit van Amsterdam, July 2013. (Portable Document Format 3.1 Mb).
  • Duco de Vries, Jeroen Rijnbout and Romy Visser, "Using a coloured-based tracking algorithm to avoid collisions with the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter", Project Report, Universiteit van Amsterdam, July 2013. (Portable Document Format 4.3 Mb).
  • Areg Shahbazian, Mick van het Nederend and Wessel Klijnsma, "Autonomously exploring indoor environments with an UAS", Project Report, Universiteit van Amsterdam, June 2013. (Portable Document Format 324 Kb).
  • Camiel Verschoor and Arnoud Visser, "Integrating disparity and edge detection algorithms to autonomously follow linear-shaped structures at low altitude", Proceedings of the RoboCup IranOpen 2013 Symposium (RIOS13), April 2013. (Portable Document Format 1.25 Mb).
  • Arnoud Visser, "The International Micro Air Vehicle flight competition as autonomy benchmark", Robotics Competition: Benchmarking, Technology, Transfer and Education Workshop - European Robotics Forum, Lyon, France, March 20, 2013. (Portable Document Format 1.22 Mb)
  • Camiel R. Verschoor, Auke J. Wiggers, Harrie R. Oosterhuis and Arnoud Visser, "Maneki-Neko - Team Description for Iran Open UAV 2013 - Teheran, Iran", Universiteit van Amsterdam, February 2013. (PDF).
  • C. R. Verschoor, "Sensor Fusion on a mini Unmanned Vehicle. Integrating visionbased algorithms on an Parrot AR.Drone to autonomously follow linear shaped structures in a landscape", Bachelor's thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, July 2012. (PDF).
  • N. Dijkshoorn, "Simultaneous localization and mapping with the AR.Drone", Master's thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, July 2012. (PDF).
  • N. Dijkshoorn and A. Visser, "An elevation map from a micro aerial vehicle for Urban Search and Rescue - UvA Rescue - RoboCup Rescue Simulation League", Proceedings of the RoboCup competition, June 2012. (PDF).
  • N. Dijkshoorn and A. Visser, "Integrating Sensor and Motion Models to Localize an Autonomous AR.Drone", International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, volume 3(4):pp. 183-200, December 2011. (PDF).
  • A. Visser, N. Dijkshoorn, M. van der Veen and R. Jurriaans, "Closing the gap between simulation and reality in the sensor and motion models of an autonomous AR.Drone", in "Proceedings of the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition (IMAV11)", September 2011. (PDF).
  • R. Jurriaans, "Flow based Obstacle Avoidance for Real World Autonomous Aerial Navigation Tasks", Bachelor's thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, August 2011.(PDF).
  • M. van der Veen, "Optimizing Arti cial Force Fields for Autonomous Drones in the Pylon Challenge using Reinforcement Learning", Bachelor's thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, July 2011. (PDF).
  • M. Inja and M. de Waard, "Autonomous Flight With the Ar Drone", Project Report, Universiteit van Amsterdam, January 2011. (PDF).
  • M. van der Veen, R. Jurriaans and A. Visser, "UvA Drone Team - Team Description Paper - IMAV 2011, Parrot AR.Drone competition", November 2010. (PDF).

A.Visser@uva.nl