Neural Lander Uses AI to Land Drones Smoothly

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35288
Published 2019-10-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground during a descent. This turbulence is not well understood nor is it easy to compensate for, particularly for autonomous drones. That is why takeoff and landing are often the two most difficult parts of a drone flight. Drones typically wobble and inch slowly toward a landing until power is finally cut and they drop the remaining distance to the ground.