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Old 01-11-2018, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question relative position non-GPS autopilot platform

Hello,

I'm working on a project where we would like a drone to track a specific object which appears in its camera's point of view - for example, consider tracking a tennis ball - as you move the tennis ball, the drone follows it; or hovers in one place if it doesn't see a tennis ball.

We're also looking at a very small indoor platform (relatively safe if it hits a human), like Blade Inductrix or of similar size. Flight time is not important.

Is there an autopilot system which can respond to relative position commands, for example, yaw 1 degree left, move forward just a bit, move up just a bit?

The whole system would stream video to a PC, which would run an object detection algorithm and tell the drone what to do if there is an object in its video frame using either yaw, forward/backward move (elevator) or collective (up/down) commands. So far all SDKs which I've looked at online are GPS-based, but we just need a relative position one.

Please let me know if any of this is not making sense - I'm a hardcore heli 3D guy who's just exploring autopilot systems now.
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