Sunday, 31 January 2010

Kite visual tracking progress

Tracking kite position in real time by camera

Here is a little clip showing some basic kite tracking software that I wrote. I'm upgrading it now for improved accuracy and an orientation estimate.


  1. Nice work. Is the idea to get 3D position by going stereo?

    I worked a bit on position tracking using one onboard camera and a reference planar checkerboard on the ground.

  2. Hi there thanks,

    From a single camera you can get a pixel to angular position mapping if you know the shape of the lens. Then you have an angular position which is all I need, if you need 3d its easy to figure out as long as you know the length of the line.

    If you have a load cell and know the wind speed you can also correct for sag.


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I finished my PhD on Evolutionary Robotics in Airborne Wind Energy applications in 2010. Since then I have been working in industry in the area.