Computer Vision

Computer Vision2018-10-09T16:09:30+00:00

Auterion is part of the computer vision and AI ecosystem of Zurich and leading the computer vision efforts in PX4. We are actively contributing computer vision infrastructure. We are not active on UX / product focused features like follow-me or gesture recognition.

Visual Inertial Odometry

Visual-inertial odometry (VIO) fuses motion data from the camera and inertial sensors into one consistent state estimate. It is much more robust than vision-only solutions and because it does not keep a global map like SLAM algorithms it is well suited for embedded hardware, making VIO a suitable alternative to GPS for applications where GPS reception is poor. PX4 supports multiple VIO pipelines.

Obstacle Avoidance

Obstacle avoidance is needed to keep the drone from crashing into static or moving obstacles in its environment. Local algorithms like VFH+ use a minimalistic representation and achieve real-time speeds while global graph-based planners need more time but can obtain optimal results. PX4 implements both approaches using the same interface.

Industry Specific Applications

Contact us if you have special needs that the PX4 platform does not serve by default.