Gain hands-on experience with camera drones and learn the theoretical background.
All the lectures will be online. The first lecture will happen as a streaming event, further lectures will be pre-recorded videos which can be accessed at any time. There will be Q&A sessions as live stream for direct interaction. The quiz will also be held as an online examination. To get access information to the online lectures students need to be registered. The information can then be found in the Teach Center.
The practical is mostly organized as programming assignments which can be carried out from home. You will have to implement components which can be individually tested and in the end integrated into the flying system. The practical is organized as group work in groups of 2. This is important such that you do have the possibility to discuss the topics of the practical with a peer. The final integration into the flying system will be carried out in the drone space by each group individually.
The course will feature lectures and a project part. Lectures will cover the topics from quadrotor control to computer vision. The project part consists of carrying out a robotics project with drones in our droneSpace. The project work contains a programming task using ROS (robot operation system) and C++. At the end of the course students have to take a questionnaire about the lectures.
The practical part this year is organized as a group work of groups of 2. Each group will work on the same tasks.The final goal of the practical is to program a drone to fly through the droneSpace while avoiding and obstacle. The project is divided into several tasks, consisting of an environment mapping task, a path planning tasks and an trajectory generation task. Each group has to demonstrate its solution in a flying demo and present it in a final presentation.
The course grade will be based on the grades for the project work, project presentation and a questionnaire.
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Check out the droneSpace course for the student projects created last year in this course.