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Short Description: The goal of the project is to develop a drone able to interactive with people like a pet in some aspects.
Coordinator: AndreaBonarini (
Tutor: AndreaBonarini (
Students: ZhizhongLi (
Research Area: Robotics
Research Topic: Robot development
Start: 4/04/2013
Status: Active
Level: Bs


The goal of this project is to develop a robot pet, which means letting the drone behave like a pet in some aspects.


Create a interactive Robot based on AR.Drone.

Useful readings


  • ardrone driver [1]
  • gui controller, drone controller, and drone state estimation [2]
  • Interfacing ROS with OpenCV [3]

Object Detection

  • OpenCV, Feature Detection(SIFT/SURF)[4]
  • OpenCV, Object Detection[5]
  • Predator algorithm, TLD(Tracking-Learning-Detection)[6]

Final result

Base on OpenCV, ROS and TLD algorithm, let the AR.drone can detect multi objects and response as a pet. Following it's detailed description,

When the drone see my shoe it will take off.

When the drone see the brand of AIRLab it will dance.

When the drone see the pizza it will land.