Ji Zhang has developed an algorithm to register laser scanner data obtained from a moving platform. We tested the algorithm using the data from Schenley Bridge that we collected last year. The results are very promising.
We received word earlier in the fall that our infrastructure inspection proposal was awarded by the NSF. Despite some delays due to the government shutdown, the project kicked off in late fall, and NSF, CMU, CMU's CIT, CMU's CEE department, and Northeastern's CEE department issued press releases. The project was also mentioned in the Robotics Business [...]
Luke is teleoperating the UAV to collect some sample data for the project.
The octorotor UAV flying with the Schenley Bridge in the background. We've been working on preparing the octorotor for field tests over the summer. Last month, we tested the vehicle out by scanning the Schenley Bridge in Schenley Park. This historic bridge dates from 1897 and spans 620 feet across Junction Hollow at [...]