UTFacultiesEEMCSDisciplines & departmentsPSEducationAssignment: Deblurring and investigating video data collected by a newly developed innovative drone

Assignment: Deblurring and investigating video data collected by a newly developed innovative drone

Deblurring and investigating video data collected by a newly developed innovative drone

Problem statement

The world population is growing steadily, and now it has reached around 7.9 billion people. To feed such a growing population, a substantial increase of global food production by 70 percent by 2050 is required. As a result, agriculture is facing a challenge, especially in combination with labor shortages and consumers asking for more sustainable food. To take on the food and labor challenges in the agriculture sector, significant interventions in arable farming and greenhouse horticulture are needed. One such innovation is the application of drones in greenhouses. These drones could be used to record video data in a greenhouse or to pollinate plants for example. Nevertheless, the current quadcopter drones do have some challenges, for example, the fast-rotating blades possibly damaging valuable plants. Therefore, a new kind of drone is developed which uses wings to fly around. The advantage of this drone is that the wings do not damage the plants when hitting it. However, a disadvantage of the drone is that the wings are causing a motion blur in videos recorded. This motion blur needs to be removed to increase the usability of the recorded video data.


The task of this project is to investigate how motion blur could be removed from a video. For this project, we already have some data including the corresponding gyroscope data. There are several ways to unblur a video, such as the use of deconvolution and the determination of the point spread function or by using iterative motion deblurring methods. As a first task, a literature review should be executed to identify the most appropriate method. Subsequently, this method should be implemented and used to deblur the videos which are already recorded. Your result may lead to the use of the flapper drone in the horticulture sector, damaging less valuable plants while acquiring more yield optimization!


30% Theory, 50% implementation, 20% writing report


Le Viet Duc, v.d.le@utwente.nl

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