tag: optic flow

  • Gotta keep ‘em separated: Neuromorphic aircraft collision avoidance

    By Tim Barnes | October 5, 2012

    Piloting ain't easy. In addition to getting an intuition of the physics of flight, a pilot has to learn how to fly by instruments and how to fly safely with other aircraft. A speck on the horizon may be another aircraft heading straight toward the pilot, at which point changing a course is necessary before the speck starts growing and it may be too late to avoid a collision. With an increasing number of airplanes in the sky, and the perspective of even more unmanned aircraft claiming a share of that space, there is a growing need for technology able to capture the basic skills of learning how to avoid aerial collisions. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Optic Flow-Based Navigation

    By Vincent | October 31, 2011

    This summer, I was part of the Boston University Research Internship in Science and Engineering. I worked primarily with Samuel Kim, another high school intern from Minnesota, Florian Raudies, a postdoctorate research associate in the Cognitive and Neural Systems Department,¬†Schuyler¬†Eldridge, an electrical engineering graduate student, and Dr. Ajay Joshi, the assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Much of the work was done in the Boston University's Neuromorphics Laboratory. Read the rest of this entry »