The goal of this project is to develop a multi-vehicle system of unmanned air vehicles that can autonomously perform a search and rescue mission in a forested area.

In this project we are addressing both the challenges of flight under the tree canopy and the challenges of multiple vehicle co-ordination. We are developing new “information-centric” autonomy that enable vehicles to use on-board sensors to estimate their position and the structure of environment around them, to make planning decisions in poorly known, dynamic environments and to share information and coordinate with other vehicles and operators.

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Matthew Giamou