A Walking Robot and Flying Camera Drone Work Together to Successfully Navigate Terrain and Avoid Obstacles

A walking robot and flying camera drone work together to successfully navigate terrain and avoid obstacles to reach a goal. The pair of robots were developed by a team from the Autonomous Systems Lab at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. The drone flies through an area and makes use of its on-board camera to create a detailed map that the walking robot can use to find the safest path to its goal location.

The team has submitted a paper for peer review about their work, and they expect to publicly debut the pair of robots at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2016.

via The Creators Project

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