The aspect of machine vision was to recreate a the function of the '3rd eye'. For terrain that takes computation and processing to conquer.
Separation of elements on natural flat vegetation to prioritize the primary path from all others different in material. Facilitating the detection of the primary path even when other targets are similar in properties.
Damaged Stairs detection
The geometry of the stair is broken and uneven, the blue surface is evenly flattened and the red cross shows the damaged and rusted parts. Establishing the safety of the stairs or the current state of the object/path.
Machine vision reads the crevices on the hill assorting them as per size and distance of reach from one another. Hence generating a methodology and pattern of climbing. This is first achieved by the drone flying before the climb.