Most of our discussion focused on getting real technologies into the hands of real searchers. This lead to some near-term directions.

  • Consider affordable UAV platforms, the kinds of things that are in the ballpark for real searchers.
    • We are looking at refurbishing our old fixed-wing UAV
    • Mike R. and Josh are looking at hobby-style quadrotors.
  • Tap into open source community for interface and computer vision algorithms
    • Make phairwell independent of virtual cockpit
    • Spencer will work on this. The key is pulling out the 3D graphics for “carrot-and-camera” reactive control; Joseph's code is intimately tied to virtual cockpit. Spencer will replace this with a 2D controller.
    • Scott Sprague will work on creating a new 3D controller that can fit back into phairwell.
  • Outreach
    • Consider creating a discussion page for the at-large WiSAR community
    • Consider giving some presentations at various locations across the country
    • Consider giving a demo at the next MRT recertification exercise
    • Consider ways to continue funding with the emphasis on quadrotors
wisar/feb-16-2011-meeting_notes.txt · Last modified: 2014/08/11 18:36 by tmburdge
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