tv Shift Deutsche Welle December 28, 2019 11:15am-11:30am CET
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discover new adventures in 360 degree. and explore the world heritage sites. world heritage 368 get kidnapped now. shift special this time developing and testing autonomous camera drones. financed multi drone project is ready for takeoff near the spanish city of seville will these 3 drones accomplish their mission completely on aided. will this 3 year project have a successful outcome. based on. the future of the drones developed for this project has a precisely defined flight path. to camera movements to work program. any fans.
the drones are designed to work fully autonomous lee. far means advantage that you can fly with the drones. and the drones exactly what you want for example we have a big sporting event in case we have more than one drone we have more to draw on it is really difficult to repeat the choreography precisely so it is necessary. so we can rebuild the scenario. look back a few weeks one project partners from industry research and the media met at a country estate in northern germany. scientists in specialists from 8 european countries collaborated on the project now for the 1st time the system is to be tested in simulated media productions the. team members tinker and reprogram up to the last 2nd.
outside a drone is prepared for a practice flight even if it's supposed to fly autonomously a safety pilot is on hand to take over the controls if it becomes necessary. this is an area that has to be rehearsed the pilots practiced flying the drones with no technical support it's not the same as working with camera drones generally used on media productions. it's not keeping the altitude so you have to try to travel to hold her to keep the outskirts and also work against him thanks from like we are and. you have to compensate the position to keep and remain the position. of the target. so let's wait again.
inside your mountain wall o. ready is the 1st test scenario with cyclists as the focus this is jim central component is the dashboard a planning module for camera operators and directors using an input screen they control the flight paths and camera movements of individual drones so they're very retro and the media stuff doesn't have to. think about all the back of. the shows and troubles about coming place no one where you have to perform a production with the drones but you can concentrate on the editorial staff. all the technical details are taken care of by mission control this system checks all components for plausibility and calculates the ideal flight path for the drones it also make sure none of the drones gets another drone in its picture.
one of the program's features after the planning and control is the ability to simulate the mission on the monitor. it's a short step from simulation to reality to test the multi drones practicality for media production to drones track a group of cyclists with video cameras fall completely autonomous like. the cameras follow the bike riders with the aid of g.p.s. tracking. the command headquarters monitors the entire mission each safety pilot keeps their assigned drone in sight at all times but there's no need to intervene. super. surprised because i mean. concerns about the stability of the flight.
but sadly the image results are disappointing the footage shot by the 2 drones was too blurry to be of any use the camera's autofocus functions didn't work as well as they had in lab tests. right now is the 1st time but we've got to do. so now we are facing. we. before. place this is what happened when we had a real thing. the main challenges that we have. tried to solve the following days. 2 days later at a nearby lake and old boat house serves as command central final preparations are made for the 2nd attempt to focus work this time.
the better part of a day was spent working on the autofocus issue for this test rowers have taken over for the bikers. this time the drone is controlled manually and the resulting footage is of an entirely different quality. the other drone flies autonomously. it too delivers much better images than it did 2 days before all the effort paid off. it's a huge relief. to me so everything from now on is icing on the top which should mean that we slow down and do less but it's great was a success over the. the next day the
multi drone team welcomes a group of park or runners protest scenario number 3. the drones are in the air ready to record but then the rotors on one drone suddenly stops working. the team and here's district safety precautions that may well have saved people from getting hurt. unfortunately that can't be said of one of the 20000 year old plus drones. it really hurt because. well when you spend so much time working all this. time just to. work on it just to have it in time so things could work and it suddenly crushes. on expect
a thing for control it feels really bad and of course the parents about you know things happens. the team immediately starts to mr get in because of the crash the most urgent question here is might any of the other drones experience the same problem if so then all flights will have to be suspended indefinitely. so i think the research. that that we have in the draw if you come 1st so remote controlled on the just for food safety if the controller for far as we know and we think we need to present these but. we don't know exactly how these. are to be the right now. so far a range of drone models have been used. the crash drone was the only one equipped
with this emergency stop function. the team concludes that they can keep the others flying and start getting a substitute ready for takeoff. safety is the top priority so the system includes its own l.t.e. wireless network and other ironclad rule is that the drones must never fly over large crowds this is tim's artificial intelligences program to spot crowds on its own marked in this image in red and white. machine learning has trained the algorithm to recognize groups of people through its camera even when not recording . algorithms. use the information from all 'd of the flying drones. in order to detect some of the crowd. that means that the remedy for fear of.
see the cross. or. not. first of all. in berlin final preparations are under way for the annual around a rowing regatta it will be the 1st test of the multi drone system at a sporting event after 2 weeks of trials the team is ready for the real deal. and they're off. to. have taken up position on the 15 kilometers route to be ready for their 1st real deployment. everybody an.
extra wide berth so they won't pose a hazard to them or the spectators everything is going according to plan. a loft one of them functioning completely autonomous sleep even though it's windy and humid. raining and the mission has to be aborted. thank you very much. which is. why i was. returning to seville the drones are coming to the end of their mission. charles. slowly because. even the return flight and the safe landing are handled
autonomously mission accomplished. it was a very very challenging project and we had a number of serious setbacks actually from the very beginning i think without it really hard work especially over the last 34 months and. have very very good spirits in the in the concerts we wouldn't have achieved what we did achieve this is a nice combination grow further a body start deficient in delhi on cinematography i'm feeling in general and i think that the smarter lace they didn't depart for the feeling of the future.
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