COntrol and PERception for autonomous Navigation and Inter vehicles Cooperation


COPERNIC Lab is a research laboratory at ONERA developing algorithms and embedded solutions for ground and aerial robotic systems.

Research topics of COPERNIC Lab are multi sensor fusion, geometric vision for ego-localisation and 3D modeling, guidance and control, cooperative estimation and control of multi-vehicle systems, sensor/processing co-design.
COPERNIC Lab's activities also include hardware engineering (sensor integration, embedded computing solutions on real platforms) to be able to produce proofs of concept in realistic experimental robotic contexts.


Some recent achievements by COPERNIC Lab

2018Assisted tele-operation for inspection in indoor environment on a reference trajectory with obstacle avoidance (ONERA-SNCF research partnership)
2017: Live demonstration of vision-based autonomous flight at IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France.
2017: Autonomous explorations in a cluttered environment representative of a power-substation and in degraded illumination conditions (EuroC Showcasing Task)
2016: Autonomous volume exploration and mobile object detection and avoidance (EuroC Freestyle Task at ETHZ)
2016: Flight demonstrations in an industrial warehouse of autonomous MAV missions including automatic inspection, static and mobile obstacle avoidance (ONERA-SNCF research partnership)
2015: Demonstration of NaVi system "Navigation from Vision", control and navigation based vision for autonomous MAVs (ONERA-SNCF research partnership)
2014: EiffelTeam (COPERNIC Lab and ISIR-UPMC University) ranks 2nd tie in the "Plant servicing and inspection" Challenge  of the European Robotic Contest (EuRoC)
2014: Autonomous exploration based on vision by a ground robot
2013: eVO (stereoscopic visual odometry software) ranks 1st at Kitty challenge (urban navigation)
2012: Demonstration of 3DSCAN,  embedded solution for MAV self localization and environnement modeling