Autonomous Drone for First Aid Kit Delivery

In September 2019 I lead a team which took part in the SciRoc Autonomous Drone Competition. The challenge was to develop a drone which could deliver a small first aid kit autonomously, whilst avoiding obstacles along the way, without the use of GPS.

overview overview

The drone which was developed used an Intel RealSense T265 tracking camera as a positioning system, and a 360 degree laser rangefinder for object detection. A Raspberry Pi was used for high level mission management, and a Matek F405 running Ardupilot provided the low level flight control.

overview overview

…more detail to come

Written on October 10, 2019