AI News, Blimps Seem Like the Friendliest Kind of Indoor Flying Robots

Blimps Seem Like the Friendliest Kind of Indoor Flying Robots

Every time we go to a conference, we see flying robots that are getting smaller and more talented, capable of dynamically avoiding all sorts of obstacles, indoors and out.

Instead of using stereo vision or a 3D sensor to track people, the blimp’s camera beams the video to a ground PC, which runs the face-tracking algorithms and uses a Xbee module to transmit control signals back to the blimp.The tricky bit is then calculating the blimp-to-face distance to enable a courteous following behavior.

Without any kind of depth information, the blimp uses prior knowledge of human face lengths to estimate distance from a monocular image, which only works because the blimp’s camera (unlike the camera on a quadrotor) is always face-parallel, and never pitching or rolling.

Once the blimp locks on to a person it wants to follow, it uses its five little propellers to help it translate in all three dimensions as well as yaw, and it works fairly well—at least as long as the“human is not moving too fast,” the researchers say.

Ever wonder how I make YOUTUBE VIDEOS?!?

VIDEO BLOCKS!!! Check them out! GREAT tool for filmmakers : Colour Graded with my PM PRESET LUTS Pack (easy to use!) :

《全员加速中》第9期20160101期:易烊千玺登顶加速王 黄晓明诠释队长担当 Run for Time【湖南卫视官方版1080p】

欢迎订阅湖南卫视官方频道: 本期精彩- 全员穿越秦宋逆转时空,黄晓明、TFBOYS争做“打工帝”!易烊千玺人品爆发实力登顶!..

Apple — WWDC 2017 Keynote

Apple WWDC 2017. Take a look at our latest announcements. The new iPad Pro. iMac Pro. HomePod. iOS 11. macOS High Sierra. watchOS 4. Learn more:

THE FEAST - Critical Role RPG Show: Episode 24

Check out our store for official Critical Role merch: Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Alpha and Twitch: Alpha: Twitch:

E.A.T.: Experiments in Art & Technology,1960-2001

E.A.T.: Experiments in Art & Technology,1960-2001 The Winter 2013 Donoho Colloquium presented by The Neukom Institute, and Studio Art, Film & Media Studies and Digital Music Departments ...

Mario Kart 8 Analysis - Koopalings Trailer (Secrets & Hidden Details)

We analyze the Mario Kart 8 Koopalings trailer from the latest Nintendo Direct! We breakdown the new levels including Shy Guy Falls, Sub Coaster, Larry's Lights, and..

Ruby Conf 2013 - Ruby On Robots Using Artoo by Ron Evans

The robotics revolution has already begun. You can buy drones and robotic devices at local retail stores. Unfortunately, it's hard to develop code for robots, and nearly impossible to create...


This NASA documentary covers the Skylab launch activities and docking with unmanned SL-1 workshop. Includes observations of student experiments, crew medical experiments, exercise routines,...

Google I/O 2016 - Day 1 Track 4

For Captions:

ARRI history at the Cinémathèque Française: part 1

Laurent Mannoni, Scientific Director of Heritage and Technical Archives at Cinémathèque Française, speaks at the conference about ARRI's history on January 13th 2017.