Note the images are in pgm format, which is a raw Bayer grid data from the PtGrey Chameleon colour camera. Software (pgm_convert.py) to process the images can be found at: https://github.com/CanberraUAV/cuav. Note this software is not compatible with Windows.
As an example of the captured image quality, see the below photo:
This Challenge is an evolution of the 2016 UAV Challenge. As per the 2016 Challenge, teams still have to fly to Outback Joe and pick up a blood sample from him. This time, however, teams must also avoid static no-fly zones (hazards) during the flight between Joe and the Base site. Teams also have the option of competing for two addition prizes:
Type 2 Autonomy. Where there must be no interaction from the team via the GCS during the mission
Dynamic no-fly zone. Where the UAV will be given a stream of changing no-fly zones during the mission and must automatically re-plot it’s waypoints to stay outside there zones.
CanberraUAV are planning to run a UAV workshop early next year at MHV. Unlike previous workshops, this won’t be a build/fix-your-own-quadcopter workshop; rather a detailed look at some of the technologies we use in our (open-source) UAV’s.
The aim of the workshop would be to educate people on how to understand, use and extend some of the technologies we use in CanberraUAV.
We’ll conduct the workshop for both Windows and Linux users, with no previous experience or knowledge required
The specific details are:
Date: 10am-5pm Sat 4th Feb.
Venue: MHV Canberra