Research

Academic research carried out in 2016.

In search and rescue operations every second counts. In order to function as efficiently as possible, it is important to be able to obtain a rapid overview of the situation in buildings where GPS is not available.

This project involves the evaluation of a drone that uses Microsoft Kinect as a sensor. The Kinect allows successive images to be taken compared to each other.

The changes allow the drone to visually map the room. A prototype was built as a result ready to be deployed in the field for further testing. The following google drive link contains the paper submitted –

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxPQjSgPvi27bklLaUxLeDJsNlk/view

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