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Monday, March 23 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Autonomous Navigation for an OMAP4 Nano-Drone - Grégoire Gentil, Always Innovating

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This talk will introduce the problem of 3D positioning for a drone especially in GPS-denied environments. The talk will explain why usual odometry or any position algorithm based on standard consumer-level acceleration sensors can't really work. The talk will first focus on external sensors such as Kinect or UWB ulta-wide-band signal, which can be used to provide an accurate 3D position of a drone. The talk will then highlight computer-vision solutions that can be implemented on the drone itself: LKT optical flow, face and body tracking, SLAM algorithms. The limitations and implementation challenges will be highlighted and a brief overview of the hardware and software architecture will be presented. Last, a short demo of a flying nano-drone illustrating those solutions will be offered.

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Gregoire Gentil

Founder, Always Innovating
Grégoire Gentil is a serial entrepreneur with five start-ups in fifteen years, he is an innovator at heart with a nothing-is-impossible attitude. Grégoire is currently the founder and CEO of Always Innovating, one of the most innovative design companies in the consumer electronics space with multiple breakthrough innovations. Prior to that, he co-founded Twingo Systems, which was introducing the concept of security by virtualization and was... Read More →


Monday March 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Ballroom Salon 4