This is a fantastic new application from Aeryon Labs. Automatic convoy following using the Aeryon Scout UAV helicopter.
This application is targeted at convoy security and IED detection. In this video, the Scout automatically follows a car as it drives down a gravel road. Once the operator chooses the relative location of the Scout to the car, the system automatically tracks the convoy on the ground without any user interaction. This gives the operator a bird’s eye view without requiring any control input, freeing them to watch the video and patrol. The relative position of the Scout can be adjusted in real-time, allowing the Scout to watch the convoy and its surroundings from behind, the side, in front, or directly above.