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
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.
This is the poster that I made for the WMG annual conference:
Click here to download the PDF
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.
I will hopefully be able to get a video of it flying a square pattern and not just forwards and backwards shortly.
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!