A visual-servo-based assistant system for unmanned helicopter control

Kei Watanabe, Yasushi Iwatani, Kenichiro Nonaka, Koichi Hashimoto

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper proposes an assistant and training system for controlling an unmanned helicopter. The unmanned helicopter does not have any sensors which measure its position or posture. Stationary cameras are placed on the flight field. The helicopter is controlled by using a visual servo technique as follows. An operator steers the helicopter using sticks on a hand-held input device. The sticks make reference signals. The assistant system designs control signals such that the helicopter tracks the reference signals. The proposed system has the following four functions: automatic takeoff and landing, control channel selection, flight in a desired area, and automatic motion generation. They enables beginners to control an unmanned helicopter. The system provides real actions of unmanned helicopters. This is the main difference from flight simulators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
Pages822-827
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS - Nice, France
Duration: 2008 Sep 222008 Sep 26

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS

Other

Other2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period08/9/2208/9/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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