Autonomous System for Taking Moving Images, Comprising a Drone and a Ground Station, and Associated Method

Abstract

The displacements of the drone are defined by piloting commands applied to a set of propulsion units of the drone, the drone flying along a trajectory that is at least in part predetermined, to take moving images of a target. The drone adjusts the camera sight angle during its displacements, and as the case may be, those of the target, so that at each instant, the image taken by the camera contain the position of the target. The system comprises means for determining a static trajectory of the drone for the shooting, means for determining a dynamics of displacement of the drone along the static trajectory, and means for generating flying instructions for the drone based on the two determinations and on information about the target position over time.

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Publication number: 20180024557
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Edouard Leurent
PhD Student in Reinforcement Learning