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Sky/ground modeling for autonomous MAV flight

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Sky/ground modeling for autonomous MAV flight
Abstract— Recently, we have implemented a computervision based horizon-tracking algorithm for flight stability and autonomy in Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) [1]. Occasionally, this algorithm fails in scenarios where the underlying Gaussian assumption for the sky and ground appearances is not appropriate. Therefore, in this paper, we present a general statistical image modeling framework which we use to build prior models of the sky and ground. Once trained, these models can be incorporated into our existing horizontracking algorithm. Since the appearances of the sky and ground vary enormously, no single feature is sufficient for accurate modeling; as such, we rely both on color and texture as critical features in our modeling framework. Specifically, we choose hue and intensity for our color representation, and the complex wavelet transform (CWT) for our texture representation. We then use Hidden Markov Tree (HMT) models, which are particularly well suited for the CWT’s inherent tre...
Sinisa Todorovic, Michael C. Nechyba, Peter G. Ifj
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICRA
Authors Sinisa Todorovic, Michael C. Nechyba, Peter G. Ifju
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