• Erdal Kayacan

    Associate Professor, AU

    Bio:  Erdal Kayacan is pursuing his research in Aarhus University at the Department of Engineering as an associate professor. His research areas are computational intelligence methods, sliding mode control, model predictive control, mechatronics and unmanned aerial vehicles.   Title of presentation:  Towards faster, smaller, more agile yet safer drones   Abstract of presentation:  Fast and robust gate perception is of great importance in autonomous drone racing. We propose a convolutional neural network-based gate detector that concurrently detects gate's center, distance, and orientation with respect to the drone using only images from a single fish-eye RGB camera. GateNet achieves a high inference rate (up to 60 Hz) on an onboard processor (Jetson TX2).  

    Speaker for following sessions
    • Spisehuset
      01-12-2 -
      Organized by SDU in collaboration with Odense Robotics

      Drone technology is seen as having massive commercial potential, but how far are we really? The purpose of this session is to investigate the potential of commercially available drone technology to make a difference for Danish society. Presentations will cover current applications of drone technology, the upcoming hot areas where we expect a massive growth within the next decade, and the research currently being done to support this growth.

      Program:
      Welcome talk: Lars Michael Larsen, UAS Test Center, Odense Robotics (will do the welcoming talk) Lisa Rosenlyst Hansen, Odense Robotics (will participate in the panel)
      Scientific Talk: “Towards faster, smaller, more agile yet safer drones”, Erdal Kayacan, Associate Professor, University of Aarhus
      Business Talk: “Strategic market focus as result driver in new tech business”, Søren Land, Chief Commercial Officer, Lorenz Technology
      Business Talk: “The future of healthcare drones”, Nicolai Søndergaard Laugesen, Global Head of Bid & Commercial Excellence, Falck Vertical
      Business Talk: “Logistic drones in the Danish market”, Mathias Vinter, Head of Holo Air, Holo Air
      Scientific Talk: “Towards autonomous drones in Denmark”, Kjeld Jensen, associate professor, University of Southern Denmark
      Panel discussion: “When will drones become useful for Danish society?”

      Session coordinator: Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Professor, Head of SDU UAS Centre, University of Southern Denmark
      Facilitator: Bjørn Godske, journalist, Ingeniøren
      Drone technology and applications
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