US 11,656,639 B2
Information processing method, unmanned aerial vehicle, and unmanned aerial vehicle control system
Stephen William John, Nara (JP); Kazunobu Konishi, Osaka (JP); Katsuhiko Asai, Nara (JP); Kazuo Inoue, Osaka (JP); and Shunsuke Kuhara, Osaka (JP)
Assigned to PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)
Filed by Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)
Filed on Sep. 8, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/469,317.
Application 17/469,317 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2020/003886, filed on Feb. 3, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. JP2019-092488 (JP), filed on May 15, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0405663 A1, Dec. 30, 2021
Int. Cl. G05D 1/12 (2006.01); B64C 39/02 (2023.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G05D 1/10 (2006.01); H04R 1/20 (2006.01); B64U 30/20 (2023.01)
CPC G05D 1/12 (2013.01) [B64C 39/024 (2013.01); G05D 1/0094 (2013.01); G05D 1/104 (2013.01); H04R 1/20 (2013.01); B64U 30/20 (2023.01); H04R 2499/13 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An information processing method executed by a computer, the information processing method comprising:
determining whether a target sound has been recognized, based on sound data acquired by at least one of a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles;
when it is determined that the target sound has been recognized,
acquiring a position and a sound recording direction of each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles;
acquiring noise-related information regarding noise generated by the at least one of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles;
acquiring an estimated position of a sound recording target that is a source of the target sound, the estimated position being estimated from the target sound;
determining, based on the estimated position of the sound recording target, the position and the sound recording direction of each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, and the noise-related information, at least one of a target position and a target sound recording direction of each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles; and
outputting, to each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, at least one of a request for moving to the target position and a request for setting the sound recording direction to the target sound recording direction.