Smartphones Power Flying Robots (CES 2015)

This video showcases a research collaboration between our group at the University of Pennsylvania and Qualcomm Research in creating autonomous flying robots powered by smartphones. The (750 g, 54 cm diameter) robot is designed and build at Penn. The sensing, sensor fusion, control, and planning are all done on an off-the-shelf Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. The robot senses its environment and estimates its pose using information from the camera and IMU on the phone.