InfraKopter

InfraKopter

This project aims at composing many infrared images, recorded with the help of flying robots, employing object recognition techniques. The use of flying robots (multicopters) offers several advantages compared to standard technologies (e.g. with plane or helicopter). Multicopters are less expensive in acquisition and maintenance and are quickly ready for operation. Moreover images can be taken at relatively low heights (< 150 m), which allows us higher quality images to be taken. Since conventional methods of image processing (e.g. edge detection) on infrared images appear to be less suitable because of blurry contours, methods of photogrammetry and semantic image analysis (object recognition) and methods of artificial intelligence, in particular from machine learning, shall be applied in this project in order to generate stitched images. Application areas include agriculture and forestry or archaeology.

Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Frieder Stolzenburg
Assistant: Matthias Marks M.Sc.
Duration: 01-Jan-2013 to 31-May-2015
Third-Party Funding: Central Innovation Program SME (ZIM) / German Ministry of Economics
Project Partner: GEO-METRIK Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Magdeburg