This is a project that has been ongoing since 2009 and is a collaboration between Linköping University and Saab Dynamics. The main goal with this project is to create an autonomous rescue system with an UAV and a tracked vehicle. The autonomous rescue system's main goal is to find people in distress, represented by AprilTags, in an assigned test area and provide assistance. Read more about the project structure on the course page.
The system consist of three main components: tracked Vehicle Balrog, UAV Sauron and a computer Base station.
The UAV named Sauron is simulated and the main function of Sauron is to map an area and find people in distress, which is shown as AprilTags.
By receiving data from Sauron, Balrog can navigate to a position within the test area where a people in distress is located and aid it.