On September 17 2009, we participated in the
European Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, which takes place every year in Delft (Netherlands). |
The competition consisted in having a small helicopter entering and exiting from small apartment (see picture below) in a fully autonomous manner.
Our team was the only autonomous team over the 8 participating teams! Furthermore, it was the only team using only a single camera to control the helicopter. Conversely all the other teams used remote control.
The autonomy of the helicopter and the use of solely vision impressed the jury and gave us the 2nd place.
We missed the 1sr place just because the size of the helicopter was a penalizing factor according to the rule used in the competition. Because of the autonomy of our platform and the use of solely vision, we were asked to give a public demo at the end of the competition day.
The EMAV is a flight competition of autonomous micro-flying vehicles that will take place on September 17 in the Technical University of Defth (Netherland) during the annual EMAV conference.
The tasks we want to demonstrate during the competition are the following:
Depending on the level of autonomy of the platform, we will get scores accordingly.
Have a look at the website of the EMAV competition for more details.