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Aerial Robotics

Our aerial robotics research focuses on navigation and mapping with the challenging motions and failure cases we have while flying - particularly without relying on GPS.

We are developing a multi-sensor payload for 3D mapping which builds upon our DJI M600 drone. We are interested in automating inspection and re-inspection. Initial progress has been promising and we are exploring research topics in motion planning and place recognition.


3D multisensor mapping with our Osprey drone

Osprey flying in Wytham Woods near Oxford


Detailed photo of our drone and its payload

Trials at the Fire Service College Disaster training site


A 3D reconstruction of the Fire College Site with 4 co-referenced missions