Will the logistics of the future really be entrusted to an army of flying drones that will bring packages and packages from one side of our cities to the other? It is a little early to say, also because technologies for managing such a scenario are in a little more than embryonic phase.
One of the main problems to be solved is safety: these devices, moving on the road or in the sky, will have to move from one point to another in complete autonomy, avoiding obstacles and avoiding clashes.
One of the most recent experiments in this field was carried out by Ross Allen and Marco Pavone, two researchers from Stanford University, who developed an anti-collision system so responsive and precise that the drone could avoid the “fastest
As seen from the video above, in some situations the quadcopter even seems able to predict and anticipate the moves of the screener.
We’re keeping our distance. Allen and Pavone’s drone uses an anti-collision module that receives a series of data from a computer about its position in space, the trajectory of the sword and the surrounding environment.
This information is captured by an external camera located in the laboratory and processed by an algorithm that has the objective of keeping the small aircraft well away from the blade.
The next goal of the researchers is to integrate the system with laser and ultrasonic sensors, so that it can be even more efficient.
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