Robust and reliable GPS-free localization algorithm for aerial robots applied to industrial applications

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February 18, 2019
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February 18, 2019

This Focused Technical Project deals with the autonomous navigation of aerial robots or drones working in GPS-degraded industrial environments. Localization is the most fundamental problem to providing a mobile robot with autonomous capabilities, since accurate and reliable pose estimation is required for even the most basic tasks. Therefore this project proposes the development of ROS library that will provide a reliable algorithm for robust localization solution suitable to aerial robots without GPS focused on safety, and computational efficiency. This ROS library will help to foster the development of drone-based solutions for industrial inspections.