Section: New Software and Platforms
Scientific research and development on the control of autonomous airship have shown a significant growth in recent years. New applications appear in the areas such as freight carrier, advertising, monitoring, surveillance, transportation, military and scientific research. The control of autonomous airship is a very important problem for the aerial robots research.
The development of Blimp by Non-A is used for experimentation and demonstration of controlling algorithms. The blimp is required to provide some environment information and status of itself, such as surveillance video of surrounding environment, gesture of blimp, altitude of blimp. With these basic information, one could localize blimp with certain algorithm (visual SLAM for example) or implement one controller in order to improve the stability and maneuverability of blimp.