Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Autonomous drones for humanitarians operations

Apvrille, Ludovic; Tanzi, Tullio J; Dugelay, Jean-Luc

Journées scientifiques URSI France, 25-26 March 2014, Paris, France

Information plays a key role to correctly handle consequences resulting from natural disasters. In particular, relieving rescue teams from gathering that information, and automatically guiding rescue teams to most urgent sub-situations is an open issue in which mini-drones can play a key role. Yet, the control of such vehicles is not straight forward to users and can be time consuming. Thus, our contribution is to bring autonomy to drones: to fly autonomously, e.g., scanning and covering a given area, and to realize some tasks (e.g., identifying groups of disabled persons). Last but not least, autonomous drones shall be able to perform both outdoor and indoor missions.

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Title:Autonomous drones for humanitarians operations
Keywords:Drone, Autonomous navigation, Image processing, Signal processing
Department:Digital Security
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+6017, year = {2014}, title = {{A}utonomous drones for humanitarians operations}, author = {{A}pvrille, {L}udovic and {T}anzi, {T}ullio {J} and {D}ugelay, {J}ean-{L}uc}, booktitle = {{J}ourne\&\#769;es scientifiques {URSI} {F}rance, 25-26 {M}arch 2014, {P}aris, {F}rance}, address = {{P}aris, {FRANCE}}, month = {03}, url = {} }
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