Celebrating the CSE Department’s 25th Anniversary

Engineers for Exploration was present to celebrate UC San Diego’s CSE Department 25th Anniversary.  We had a booth to show off our projects, as well as setting up the balloon for a live demo.

Walking out with the balloon

We set up the balloon to float over the Warren Bear, and streamed the balloon’s view over a Google Hangout to our booth inside.

Snapshot from the Google Hangout

Finally, I took some video of the balloon being blown around by the wind to show the balloon’s stabilization.


We attempted a structure from motion reconstruction of the Warren bear, but did not have sufficient angles to create a good reconstruction.  We will attempt this again with a quadcopter, which is better suited to getting the exact angles we need.


Here’s our poster from the session: