A.0 Application areas and tasks (investigated at UniBwM / LRT / ISF)

A.1 PoleBalancing (inverted rod)

video 01 PoleBalancing 1984

A.2 Satellite model plant (docking of air cushion vehicle)

video 05 SatelliteModelPlant VisualDocking 1987

A.3.0 Road vehicle guidance by vision; recognition of:

· Roads, lanes, and relative egostate,

· stationary and moving obstacles.

· Off-road driving with ‘negative’ obstacles (ditches).

A.4 AGV on factory floor

video 11 AGV-Athene OnFactoryFloor 1991

A.5 Aircraft landing approach

·  Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL-) simulations

·  Flight testing of perception part

video 12 AircraftLandingApproach 1982– 92

A.6 Helicopters with sense of vision (HIL-) simulations:

·  landmark navigation (roads and airports)

·  perception of landing site (helicopter H)

·  vertical landing

video 24 HelicopterMissionBsHIL-Sim 1997


A.7 Vision – guided grasping in space

DLR-ROTEX experiment on board the German Space-Lab mission D2 on May 3, 1993. Closed vision loop with robot arm on board Space-Lab orbiting over northern Africa; remote autonomous control from computers in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich.

video 15 ROTEX- GraspingInSpace 1993