Self-flying UAV that dips, darts and dives through trees at 30mph

According to Barry, a PhD student at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), “everyone is building drones these days, but nobody knows how to get them to stop running into things.

If we want drones that can fly quickly and navigate in the real world, we need better, faster algorithms he Barry’s stereo-vision algorithm allows his drone to detect objects and build a full map of its surroundings in real-time, 20 times as fast as rival software. Barry developed the system as part of his thesis.

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