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1. (WO2017151403) VEHICLE TRAJECTORY DETERMINATION TO STABILIZE VEHICLE-CAPTURED VIDEO

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151403    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019229
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G05D 1/10
B64C 39/02
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: SMOLYANSKIY, Nikolai
ZHANG, Zhengyou
DENDI, Vikram R.
Title: VEHICLE TRAJECTORY DETERMINATION TO STABILIZE VEHICLE-CAPTURED VIDEO
Abstract:
A vehicle has a camera system that captures video while the vehicle moves. The vehicle records the captured video and/or wirelessly transmits the captured video to a remote user device for playback. When the vehicle is moving, a coarse waypoint is identified and a trajectory is determined from the current location of the vehicle to the coarse waypoint that reduces (e.g., minimizes) sudden changes in direction of movement of the vehicle, reduces (e.g., minimizes) sudden changes in speed of the vehicle, and/or reduces (e.g., minimizes) sudden changes in acceleration of the vehicle by reducing (e.g., minimizing) jerk or snap of the vehicle trajectory. One or more fine waypoints along the trajectory are selected and the vehicle moves to the coarse waypoint along the trajectory by passing through those fine waypoints, resulting in smooth movement of the device that reduces or eliminates motion sickness for users viewing the captured video.