The autonomous quadcopter drone follows a user carrying a GPS beacon and provides HD-quality video from above. The goal is to provide an aerial recording for an outdoor sports/adventure enthusiast, without any piloting involved. From takeoff to landing, the user is connected via radio telemetry. The user can adjust the flight modes at any time to accommodate their activity. The drone has multiple flights modes and it avoid any obstacles in its flight path.
Ken Gibbs, Julius Chatterjee
Agbayekhai, Martins and Caro, Ernesto, "Autonomous Camera Drone" (2016). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Student Publications. 49.