We are proud to present the 2nd International Workshop on Computer Vision for UAVs (UAVision 2018). This workshop is in conjunction with ECCV2018, Munich, Germany and is scheduled on Saturday the 8th of September 2018.

This workshop focuses on state-of-the-art real-time image processing on-board of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Indeed, cameras make ideal sensors for drones as they are lightweight, power-efficient and an enormously rich source of information about the environment in numerous applications. Although lots of information can be derived from camera images using the newest computer vision algorithms, the use of them on-board of UAVs poses unique challenges. Their computational complexity often conflicts with the need for real-time operation and the extreme resource limitations of the platform. Of course, developers have the choice to run their image processing on-board or on a remote processing device, although the latter requires a wireless link with high bandwidth, minimal latency and ultra-reliable connection. Indeed, truly autonomous drones should not have to rely on a wireless datalink, thus on-board real-time processing is a necessity. However, because of the limitations of UAVs (lightweight processing devices, limited on-board computational power, limited electrical power on-board), extreme algorithmic optimization and deployment on state-of-the-art embedded hardware (such as embedded GPUs) is the only solution. In this workshop we focus on enabling embedded processing in drones, making efficient use of specific embedded hardware and highly optimizing computer vision algorithms towards real-time applications.

The workshop will take place at the Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen (TU). Directions to get there are found here. Our workshop is schedule in room N1095ZG. A floor plan of the university buildings is found at the bottom of this page.