GRASP’s VIO-Swarm Flies on its Own
GRASP researchers researchers Giuseppe Loianno, Aaron Weinstein and Adam Cho invited Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Tom Avril and photographer Tim Tai to check out their latest quadrotors. Dubbed VIO-Swarm, these flying robots use stereoscopic vision instead of GPS or external cameras to figure out where they are and where they’re going, opening up the possibility of using them in previously-unseen indoor locations, disaster zones and other dynamic environments.
Nemirovsky Family Dean Vijay Kumar, who also leads the VIO-Swarm project, emphasized this swarm’s resilience, with individual robots capable of switching roles or filling in gaps left by incapacitated members.
Read the Inquirer’s story, “Penn drones navigate on their own, could save people from peril,” here.