Autonomous Exploration and Inspection Using Flying Robots
In this video we show an experiment of aerial robot performing two tasks. First, the robot autonomously explores the environment using Next Best View Planner developed by Bircher et al. Then, an inspection of the structure in the middle of the flying area is inspected. The whole mission is performed relying solely on visual-inertial navigation.
3D Coverage Path Planning: Inspection of ETH Polyterrasse
This video presents results using the Structural Inspection Path Planner proposed by Bircher et al. A subset of the ETH Polyterrasse is inspected using the Ascending Technologies Firefly Micro Aerial Vehicle which further integrates the VI-Sensor developed by ASL and Skybotix AG.