[Tutorial]Build Autonomous Drone – Vision-Guided Auto-Landing for Drones

[Tutorial]Build Autonomous Drone - Vision-Guided Auto-Landing for Drones

I have been posting a series of tutorials on how to build an autonomous drone.

This time I am giving an example of using QR Code to visually guide drones to land.

QR codes provide rich visual information for locator, tracker and identifier. We will be using concepts such as homographic matrix, rotation and translation of images to guide the drone to land right next to a QR code.

QR Code corner matches between query image and training image

If this is your first time attempting this tutorial series, please start from the very beginning so you have all the right dependencies.

Download the framework at this GitHub repo

Episode 1: OFFBOARD mode and Gazebo simulation

Episode 2: Build a 3D Model with Your Drone

Episode 3: Using SLAM In GPS Denied Environment For Position Estimation

Episode 4: Depth Estimation, Octomap and Path Planning

Everything I used is based on this GitHub project GAAS, which I built from scratch. I meant to provide an open source framework for autonomous drone development. Give me a star on GitHub if you find this helpful 🙂

PS: I have finally started a Facebook Group for these tutorials and the project GAAS. I thought that’s a good place for everyone to exchange tutorial ideas and help each other out.

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