Vision Based Robust Autonomous Landing of a Quadrotor on a Moving Target

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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics book series (SPAR, volume 11)


Autonomous landing is the most difficult maneuver in a quadrotor mission because of challenges such as external disturbances and localization error, both of which cause deviation from the desired trajectory and may result in a crash. In this paper, we present a guidance framework that allows a multirotor to land on a moving target accurately. The framework utilizes onboard vision to detect and estimate the landing target parameters. We then analyze the effects of environmental disturbances, and abrupt changes in the motion of the landing target to allow us to investigate them from a computer vision perspective. This will aid in development of a robust autonomous landing strategy for a moving target. We present robustness results through outdoor hardware experiments.


Autonomous landing Guidance Computer vision Robustness 



– Alvika Gautam is a recipient of TCS PhD research fellowship.

– This work was in part supported by UK GCRF EPSRC grant number EP/P02839X/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IIIT-DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A & MCollege StationUSA

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