The video demonstrates the of an Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance Drone build in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
1. Obstacle avoidance: 0:16
In this part of the video, the pilot takes-off with the drone, then the flight mode is switched to position hold mode (drone is supposed to stay in place), and it is shown how the drone moves away from the obstacles introduced, then it holds its position again when the are is clear.
It also shows how the drone reacts to multi-directional obstacles, and how the response aggression differs with the distance of the obstacles.
This is done by using 4 ultrasonic sensors, one in each direction.
2.The Integration of obstacle avoidance and autonomous:
In this part of the video a coordinate location is given to the quad-copter, then the drone was given the order to takeoff then move to that position.
During the movement of the drone to that position, several obstacles were introduced, on every obstacle detection, the drone re-plans its flight path, then continues moving towards the target location (The beebs represent obstacle detection, then continuation of mission).
In the final part of the video, several coordinate locations were given to the drone, then it was given the command to takeoff go to these points then return back to launch position then land.
All this was done without any interference from the pilot.
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