Tutorial: Build Autonomous Drone – Depth Estimation, Octomap and Path Planning

Tutorial: Build Autonomous Drone – Depth Estimation, Octomap and Path Planning I have been posting a series of tutorials on how to build an autonomous drone. This time I am writing about how to enable your drone to fly in an unknown environment from point A to point B, with the help of a pair of stereo camera only, in Gazebo simulator. This tutorial includes realization of: Obstacle distance estimation with Stereo Camera; Octomap as a way to represent the environment; A* path finding in 3D space; Simple path pruning;…

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