Autonomous UAS

Posted on Thursday, Oct 7, 2021
Rob and Jason are joined by Brandon Duick and Billy Sisson from Exyn Technologies. They first discuss the upcoming CppCon hybrid conference and a new tuple library for C++20. Then they talk to Brandon and Billy about the autonomous UAS/Drone software they work on at Exyn Technologies.

Guests

Brandon Duick

Brandon Duick

Brandon is a software engineer and roboticist who really enjoys problem solving for complex systems. Brandon is the Director of Systems Software at Exyn where he leads and contributes to a wide variety of projects. He is particularly interested in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). Recently, he has been working on the calibration methods that ensure the Exyn systems can register Lidar sensor measurements with the highest possible accuracy. Brandon holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Billy Sisson

Billy Sisson

Billy is the Director of Motion Planning at Exyn, with prior experience at United Technologies (now Raytheon technologies). He studied Computer Science and Systems in undergrad at Rensselaer Polytechnic, with focus on robotics, controls, and electrical engineering. He’s been programming professionally using C++ for 12 years. At Exyn, Billy focuses on the autonomy of the robot- how does the robot build a searchable map of the environment? How does the robot efficiently generate safe paths from A to B? How does the robot explore the environment in a way that maximizes information gain?


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