(Basics & Advanced)
Drones, quadcopters, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are an important technology of the future.
In this practical course, the students learn the theoretical and practical basics of these innovative and complex flying objects and use them for research projects. The focus of the seminar is on the development of quadcopters that are controllable via FPV goggles (First Person View), can reach ranges of approx. 10 km and top speeds of 180 kph.
One research project, for example, will be the (continued) development of a rescue drone for fawns. This hexacopter, equipped with an infrared camera, will use innovative computer vision (artificial intelligence) to independently fly over agricultural areas and automatically locate fawns. This can prevent the animals from being injured or killed by agricultural machines. In contrast to existing systems, the rescue drone allows searching for fawns in an automated and cost-effective manner.
Of course, the participants can also implement own ideas with support by experts. The required components, devices, and materials are provided by the chair.