Deep Drone: A Flying Object Detector with caffe, dronekit, and zeromq

mapAbout a year and a half ago I saw Jetpac’s video of their Spotter app¬†and I remember thinking at the time that it would be so cool to get this flying on a drone. I didn’t have the bandwidth¬†to work on it at the time but ended up poking at it with Markus Aschinger at the ASI and with two A level students (Jawad / Isaac) from the Nuffield Foundation. While they did good work and it got me a step closer, it still hadn’t quite come together. Hence I sat down the past week to do a full rewrite, integrate it with a quad I had lying around and do a little demo. The result can be seen in the video below.

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