Autonomous Flight

Indoor-Drone "Golden Snitch"

Do you know the "Golden Snitch" from Harry Potter? Similar to it, this drone is designed to be used in a game, in which players have to catch or avoid touching the drone. The players wear AR glasses so that the drone can be displayed as any object, for instance, a magical flying snitch. For this purpose, the drone has an autonomous flight controller that is connected to sensors that perceive the surroundings and recognize objects and the position of the players using Machine Learning. The drone is fitted with programmable LEDs for visual effects in addition to the AR world. To protect players and provide better crash resistance, the drone is surrounded by a sturdy carbon fiber cage.
We are doing this project in cooperation with the chair for Augmented Reality and the chair for Flight System Dynamics.