Update from InterDrone: Parrot’s S.L.A.M. dunk Development Kit

Parrot Announces their S.L.A.M. dunk Development Kit

This kit allows for autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance indoor navigation and 3D mapping for drones and other robotic platforms in environments with multiple barriers and where GPS signals are not available. The technology, according to Parrot, enables the drone to understand and map its surroundings in 3D and to localise itself in environments with multiple barriers and where GPS signals are not available. The kit can be used for:

  • Prototyping of drones and robotic solutions
  • Autonomous navigation of drones and robots
  • 3D mapping
  • Stereo camera and a sensor array (IMU, barometer, magnetometer, ultrasound)

With an embedded NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 processor, ParrotS.L.A.M.dunk allows implementation of the latest algorithms of computer vision and autonomous navigation that are optimised for NVIDIA® GPU. In addition, the ParrotS.L.A.M.dunk is optimised to minimally impact the battery life of the drone.

The ParrotS.L.A.M.dunk integrates several sensors:

  • A fish-eye stereo camera with a 1500×1500 resolution at 60fps
  • An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • An ultrasound sensor
  • A magnetometer
  • A barometer

Parrot S.L.A.M. Dunk
Weighing less than 4.9oz (140g), Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk fits on various types of Linux-based drones and robotic platforms including quadcopters and fixed-wings, rolling robots and articulated arms, with the help of mount kits. The product is expected to be available in Q4 2016. More information will be posted to http://developer.parrot.com/

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