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Quadcopter balancing pole....
« on: February 22, 2013, 01:02:27 AM »

Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 01:33:31 AM »

 :o totaly blown away here thats fantastic  :)

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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 01:33:51 AM »

That's very clever.
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 10:56:36 AM »

These guys are very very smart - the code for the algorithm must be a work of art. I particularly like the comment about the added element of "self learning" to enable it to adapt to the best result - phew!

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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 11:45:57 AM »

It's pretty clever stuff, and though I don't want to seem all sour-faced about it, the 3D motion capture system they've got in there make things one hell of a lot easier.  I'm always far more impressed when the quads have their own vision-system as well... although it would be really *really* hard to implement in this case, but could involve an "observer" quad looking at the pendulum and giving advice to the catcher/balancer.

Where do I get a grant, so I can give up the day job and go and make quads play catch all day instead ?

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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 12:27:24 PM »

 :o :o :o
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 12:35:03 PM »

That is really impressive stuff :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 01:04:21 PM »

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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 05:09:29 PM »

Amazing.  Is it the same people who are programming multiple quads to fly formation in confined spaces.... going through windows in sequence to reform in formation once through the space?  I posted their vids on another forum sometime ago, can't find it now...wind up! Techno.
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Re: Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 05:20:21 PM »

Amazing.  Is it the same people who are programming multiple quads to fly formation in confined spaces.... going through windows in sequence to reform in formation once through the space?  I posted their vids on another forum sometime ago, can't find it now...wind up! Techno.
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 05:42:38 PM »

It's impressive but call me when they can make a cuppa and take the dog for a walk. Then I'm intersted.
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 05:45:03 PM »

yeah, they are using the Vicon motion capture system it seems. This is very impressive stuff mind!

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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 05:46:03 PM »

Very interesting........

       But I still prefer pole dancing .......
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 05:48:18 PM »

It's impressive but call me when they can make a cuppa and take the dog for a walk. Then I'm intersted.

 There's no bloody pleasing some folk...... :laugh:
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Re: Quadcopter balancing pole....
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 11:32:30 PM »

Very interesting........

       But I still prefer pole dancing .......
i,m getting to old for that now  ;D
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