“We develop a purposive artificial intelligence-based formulation for the problem of general navigation,” wrote the paper’s coauthors. “Embodied AI … [is] AI design based on the knowledge of agent’s hardware limitations and timing/computation constraints … To our knowledge, this is the first deep learning-based solution to the problem of dynamic obstacle avoidance using event cameras on a quadrotor.”
Obstacles are detected for five consecutive frames to estimate their trajectory or velocity, and once that’s done the models classify them according to their geometry — (1) a sphere with a known radius, (2) an object of an unknown shape with known sizes, or (3) an unknown object without prior knowledge — and instruct the drone to react accordingly.
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