art performace drone: swarm/person tracking/autonomous behavior

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art performace drone: swarm/person tracking/autonomous behavior

Post by &apos » 21 Jul 2016, 23:33

Hi everyone,

I am in charge of managing/controlling drones for an important art performance. The artists wants to work with dansers and drones in an indoor hall. She want the drones to (hopefully) do the following:

- be able to fly in swarms (multiple swarms e.g. 2 groups of 3)
- follow a dancer (person tracking)
- avoid obstacles (other drones or objects hanging in the sky etc.)
- preferable behave autonomously
- shouldn't be to small (have an impressive gestalt so the audience can see it)

After having done some research I think the Parrot AR 2.0 drone is the best match since it is easily hackable and has the most code available online. Is there any other/better candidate for the described behaviours? DJI? YUNEEC?

Please help. I have to figure this out ASAP.
Thank you so much,
&apos

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Re: art performace drone: swarm/person tracking/autonomous behavior

Post by AR.Tommy » 23 Jul 2016, 07:55

Hello,

the AR.Drone would basically work but this is really a huge project. I'm almost sure that the either the controlling or at least the data collection has to be done outside of the drone with cameras in the room like the GRASP lab does with their quadrocopters.

Check out their youtube videos and comments to get an idea of the whole challenge.


Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/v/YQIMGV5vtd4
http://www.digitalsirup.com

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Re: art performace drone: swarm/person tracking/autonomous behavior

Post by &apos » 01 Aug 2016, 21:43

Hi,

Firstly, let me apologise for posting the same message twice, I can see that it's rude, but I was literally FREAKING out, because of deadline stuff. So sorry :(

Secondly, thanks for the info! I understand having camera's set-up in the room can be quiet handy like that... But the decision is already made... It's gonna be the parrot ar drone. I can start testing now with 3 drones..

Thanks again,

-&apos

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