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Dr.Fabio Poiesi:Formations of flying cameras to follow and film a moving target

07 Mar 2016   16:00

Quadcopters are highly manoeuvrable and can provide an effective means for an agile positioning of sensors such as cameras (flying cameras). In this talk I will present how visual sensing can allow flying cameras to fly in formations without the need of external positioning systems such as GPS. I will address the problem of formations following a moving (ground) target, and explain a distributed decision-making process performed via sensing and sharing of information among neighbouring flying cameras. Given formations of up to 12 flying cameras, I will show how the target-following performance varies when the visual sensing is used as opposed to a GPS-only-based positioning.

Short bio: Fabio Poiesi is a postdoc in the Centre for Intelligent Sensing at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He received his PhD degree from the same university in March 2014, supervised by Prof. Andrea Cavallaro. His research interests involve multi-object tracking, motion analysis and visual systems for the autonomous control of flying robots. He published in journals such as IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, and in conferences such as IROS, ICIP and AVSS. He is currently working under the European Project COPCAMS (copcams.eu).

KN:E-112 (Karlovo nám. 13, budova E, Vyčichlova knihovna)
Dr. Martin Saska
Contact person
Veronika Šínová, sinova@fel.cvut.cz, 224 35 7667