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 –