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Now: "As seen on TV!"

The project was featured today on BBC Midlands Today!!!

If you missed it, the clip can be viewed on their facebook page: Click here to view the video

Thu 27 Sep 2012, 20:09 | Tags: BBC, Midlands Today, Mikrokopter, Helicopter, HexaKopter, progress, video, hovering

Progress on Autonomy

In this video one of my friends with no RC experience is in full control of the Hexakopter UAV with only about 10 minutes training.
Even though he is controlling it, the Hexakopter is flying itself maintaining any height and position commands given to it. Making it very easy to fly.

Download the video: Full HD (1080p AVCHD) or Standard Definition (WMV).

Thu 15 Dec 2011, 11:08 | Tags: Mikrokopter, Helicopter, HexaKopter, progress, video, hovering, autonomy

Poster

This is the poster that I made for the WMG annual conference:

Poster Thumbnail

Click here to download the PDF

Mon 01 Aug 2011, 14:15 | Tags: Mikrokopter, HexaKopter, progress, lidar, hovering, mapping, slam, poster

Not only can it hover... it moves!

The UAV is no longer stuck in the hover!
The video below shows the hexakopter taking-off moving 1 metre forwards and then moving back to the starting point and landing. The two yellow markers are 1m apart.

Download the video: Full HD (1080p MP4) or Standard definition (WMV)

I will hopefully be able to get a video of it flying a square pattern and not just forwards and backwards shortly.

Thu 06 Jan 2011, 17:25 | Tags: Mikrokopter, Helicopter, HexaKopter, progress, video, hovering

Fully Autonomous Flight!!!

Yesterday the helicopter had its first fully autonomous flight!
At the moment it will (without me touching the controls) take off, climb to a set height and then hover on the spot before landing safely.
The only input required from me is to switch the motors on, a command I am a little hesitant to give the robot at the moment...

I took a video of it this afternoon for you all to see:


To download the higher quality video click here (WMV format)

Will upload a few more videos when I have figured out how to make it move around!

Thu 04 Nov 2010, 18:52 | Tags: Mikrokopter, Helicopter, HexaKopter, progress, video, hovering