Unmanned Helicopter Flies Low, Dodges Obstacles With 3D Laser Camera

Click to view » 11/10/08 8:45am 11/10/08 8:45amEngineers at Carnegie Mellon University have paired a 3D laser camera system, capable of mapping out terrain and obstacles in real time, with an unmanned Yamaha helicopter, creating an autonomous, incredibly low-flying UAV. Once loaded with preexisting topographical data, the sighted UAV is able to hug…