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Autonomous Execution of Cinematographic Shots with Multiple Drones [article]

Alfonso Alcántara, Jesús Capitán, Arturo Torres-González, Rita Cunha, Aníbal Ollero
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents a system for the execution of autonomous cinematography missions with a team of drones.  ...  Moreover, an event-based mechanism is used to synchronize shot execution among the drones and to account for inaccuracies during shot planning.  ...  thank all partners from the MultiDrone project, and particularly to Rafael Salmoral, Angel Montes, Vasco Sampaio, Miguel Malaca, Paraskevi Nousi, Iason Karakostas, Thomas Aubourg and Gregoire Guerout, for  ... 
arXiv:2006.12163v1 fatcat:pihbvl6ysbbbjgshipogznuisu

Autonomous Execution of Cinematographic Shots with Multiple Drones

Alfonso Alcantara, Jesus Capitan, Arturo Torres-Gonzalez, Rita Cunha, Anibal Ollero
2020 IEEE Access  
thank all partners from the MultiDrone project, and particularly to Rafael Salmoral, Angel Montes, Vasco Sampaio, Miguel Malaca, Paraskevi Nousi, Iason Karakostas, Thomas Aubourg and Gregoire Guerout, for  ...  Therefore, there is still a need for autonomous systems that are intelligent enough to execute cinematography shots with multiple action points and multiple drones.  ...  SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE In this section, we present the complete architecture of our autonomous system for multi-drone cinematography.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3036239 fatcat:ut7cnsycwfechd6nkauqabffty

Can a Robot Become a Movie Director? Learning Artistic Principles for Aerial Cinematography [article]

Mirko Gschwindt, Efe Camci, Rogerio Bonatti, Wenshan Wang, Erdal Kayacan, Sebastian Scherer
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Videos of the system in action can be seen at https://youtu.be/qmVw6mfyEmw.  ...  We propose a learning scheme that exploits aesthetical features of retrospective shots in order to extract a desirable policy for better prospective shots.  ...  We also thank Cherie Ho, Xiangwei Wang, and Greg Armstrong for the assistance in field experiments and robot construction.  ... 
arXiv:1904.02579v2 fatcat:o743mf5ywbdofpvoarryessukq

CineMPC: Controlling Camera Intrinsics and Extrinsics for Autonomous Cinematography [article]

Pablo Pueyo, Eduardo Montijano, Ana C. Murillo, Mac Schwager
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We present CineMPC, an algorithm to autonomously control a UAV-borne video camera in a nonlinear Model Predicted Control (MPC) loop.  ...  While some existing solutions autonomously control the position and orientation of the camera, no existing solutions also control the intrinsic parameters, which are essential tools for rich cinematographic  ...  Existing literature offers several solutions for controlling drones autonomously to capture cinematic footage.  ... 
arXiv:2104.03634v3 fatcat:pjycghuymfcrhg77tkdrhnhoqm

Autonomous drone cinematographer: Using artistic principles to create smooth, safe, occlusion-free trajectories for aerial filming [article]

Rogerio Bonatti, Yanfu Zhang, Sanjiban Choudhury, Wenshan Wang, and Sebastian Scherer
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Autonomous aerial cinematography has the potential to enable automatic capture of aesthetically pleasing videos without requiring human intervention, empowering individuals with the capability of high-end  ...  In this work we develop a method for aerial filming that is able to trade off shot smoothness, occlusion, and cinematography guidelines in a principled manner, even under noisy actor predictions.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Lentin Joseph, Aayush Ahuja, Delong Zhu, and Greg Armstrong for the assistance in field experiments and robot construction.  ... 
arXiv:1808.09563v1 fatcat:jf23zaci5ffohngbi3geuep6ya

A Subjective Study of Viewing Experience for Drone Videos Using Simulated Conte

Stephen Boyle, Fan Zhang, David R. Bull
2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)  
However for autonomous drone systems, shot types and shot parameter defaults must be established prior to operation.  ...  [4] implemented an MPC (Model Predictive Control) algorithm for autonomous drone control which uses constrained optimization to ensure collision avoidance, valid drone inputs, a feasible drone state  ... 
doi:10.1109/icip.2019.8803747 dblp:conf/icip/Boyle0B19 fatcat:mbg7ep25pzg6tgqwabrm657dwq

Autonomous Aerial Cinematography In Unstructured Environments With Learned Artistic Decision-Making [article]

Rogerio Bonatti and Wenshan Wang and Cherie Ho and Aayush Ahuja and Mirko Gschwindt and Efe Camci and Erdal Kayacan and Sanjiban Choudhury and Sebastian Scherer
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Hence, there is demand for an autonomous cinematographer that can reason about both geometry and scene context in real-time.  ...  In this work, we address the problem in its entirety and propose a complete system for real-time aerial cinematography that for the first time combines: (1) vision-based target estimation; (2) 3D signed-distance  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Xiangwei Wang and Greg Armstrong for the assistance in field experiments and robot construction.  ... 
arXiv:1910.06988v1 fatcat:cpyemzfkzvbtxd3psl2c554jje

LookOut! Interactive Camera Gimbal Controller for Filming Long Takes [article]

Mohamed Sayed, Robert Cinca, Enrico Costanza, Gabriel Brostow
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Our real-time system provides a solo operator with end-to-end control, so they can balance on-set responsiveness to action vs planned storyboards and framing, while looking where they're going.  ...  Broadly, the operator must keep the actors in-frame while safely navigating around obstacles, and while fulfilling an artistic vision.  ...  The Skydio R2 [45] is an autonomous drone made for hands-free aerial filming and houses an NVIDIA TX2, six 200 • cameras for navigation, and a 12.3MP camera (20mm).  ... 
arXiv:2012.02087v2 fatcat:ytpw47r3bbcz5bhyxni7j2m2mq

Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning for Online 3D Human Poses Estimation

Zhen Fan, Xiu Li, Yipeng Li
2021 Remote Sensing  
An inter-agent communication protocol was developed to transfer the cameras' relative positions between agents for better collaboration.  ...  The proposed method exploits a distributed multi-agent based deep reinforcement learning framework, where each camera is modeled as an agent, to optimize the action of all the cameras.  ...  Acknowledgments: We gratefully thank Xiang Zhang and Zhaoxi Chen for the suggestion of the system method and manuscript editing.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13193995 fatcat:anutmu6k25ebrnv4oziemwm2ze

Optimal Trajectory Planning for Cinematography with Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [article]

Alfonso Alcántara, Jesús Capitán, Rita Cunha, Aníbal Ollero
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents a method for planning optimal trajectories with a team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) performing autonomous cinematography.  ...  We propose a novel non-linear formulation for this challenging problem of computing multi-UAV optimal trajectories for cinematography; integrating UAVs dynamics and collision avoidance constraints, together  ...  Cinematography shots In our previous work [33] , following recommendations from cinematography experts, we selected a series of canonical shot types for our autonomous multi-UAV system.  ... 
arXiv:2009.04234v1 fatcat:mopkdjm4kjfefc4ef3ad7ix3gi

On Realistic Target Coverage by Autonomous Drones [article]

Ahmed Saeed, Ahmed Abdelkader, Mouhyemen Khan, Azin Neishaboori, Khaled A. Harras, Amr Mohamed
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we introduce Argus: an autonomous system that utilizes drones to incrementally collect target information through a two-tier architecture.  ...  Low-cost mini-drones with advanced sensing and maneuverability enable a new class of intelligent sensing systems.  ...  Autonomous cinematography is another application for drones, beyond coverage and tracking, the aesthetic quality plays a key role in viewpoint planning (Joubert et al. 2016) .  ... 
arXiv:1702.03456v2 fatcat:k5kgkxm3rrgejcuomisguqpdca

On Realistic Target Coverage by Autonomous Drones

Ahmed Saeed, Ahmed Abdelkader, Mouhyemen Khan, Azin Neishaboori, Khaled A. Harras, Amr Mohamed
2019 ACM transactions on sensor networks  
In this article, we introduce Argus, an autonomous system that utilizes drones to collect target information incrementally through a two-tier architecture.  ...  Low-cost mini-drones with advanced sensing and maneuverability enable a new class of intelligent sensing systems.  ...  Autonomous cinematography is another application for drones, beyond coverage and tracking; the aesthetic quality plays a key role in viewpoint planning (Joubert et al. 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.1145/3325512 fatcat:ml2z6zs755gpjegulx7mceg6b4

PROPULSION SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL SOURCES FOR DRONES AND UAVS [chapter]

2016 Theory, Design, and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  
Note that AI systems are capable of making decisions and planning sequence of actions that will lead to the development of "fully autonomous" systems.  ...  Drones for Sports Events Besides their applications in photography and cinematography activities, drones have been proposed for the broadcasting of sports activities.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781315371191-11 fatcat:ojxmcgvlnfcqvcwih27atw5wdu

Delegation Impossible?

Axel Hoesl, Julie Wagner, Andreas Butz
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '15  
When watching a movie, the viewer perceives camera motion as an integral movement of a viewport in a scene.  ...  We revisit interface design for camera motion starting with ethnographic observations and interviews with nine camera operators.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank all interview participants and especially Stephan Vorbrugg and Leo Borchard for having us in the seminars.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2702613.2732904 dblp:conf/chi/HoeslWB15 fatcat:hkxwt5a6gbeznic3prkkthnbte

Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Automation: Applications, Challenges, and Opportunities

Gourav Bathla, Kishor Bhadane, Rahul Kumar Singh, Rajneesh Kumar, Rajanikanth Aluvalu, Rajalakshmi Krishnamurthi, Adarsh Kumar, R. N Thakur, Shakila Basheer, M. Praveen Kumar Reddy
2022 Mobile Information Systems  
Researchers and organizations are innovating efficient tools and frameworks for autonomous vehicles.  ...  In this survey, in-depth analysis of design techniques of intelligent tools and frameworks for AI and IoT-based autonomous vehicles was conducted.  ...  [144] addressed autonomous drone systems for parcel delivery using the GNS. e medical aid delivery for patients in a remote natural calamitic scenario was considered for the study. e autonomous drone  ... 
doi:10.1155/2022/7632892 fatcat:7ffu7l77pngirijr2blvtefhym
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