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This community is the home of ArduPilot (now known as APM), the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, including:
This is an "exploded" view of my rotor design. Leading and trailing edge foam cores moved out of position to show internal details.
This design features a cylindrical bearingless rotor root, with droop stop. Airfoil shaped pieces on inboard and outboard ends of rotor airfoil…Continue
We're very excited to announce the release of UgCS 2.8.
Visually the first thing you will notice is that the new version features an improved user interface – you are now able to change the visual theme yourself. By default it now comes with a new…
Nowadays, amateur drones have an amazing range of applications. You may wonder: “Can I use my drone for photogrammetry?” and the answer is “Yes”.
Source video (4k / 2160p):
3D Model created using Agisoft…Continue
Pixhawk is a great autopilot, we love its robustness and rich sets of features. Now day it is a de-facto to low cost autonomous vehicle application.
There’re always some changes you want to make in an open source design, this rule also applies to Pixhawk. First, I want to make it smaller, to fit it into a f5B glider fuselage, with built-in dampers and a plastic shell could survive a hard crash. Then I want to make the sensors to be replaceable, so I can test new MEMs…Continue
For those following my work, thank you and sorry for the long wait for an update! I am currently writing up my doctorate so as you can imagine I have been a social hermit recently!
Nevertheless, I have now had a journal paper published which…
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan shortly before 4 in the morning on Saturday, February 6th. Later in the day, aerial robots were used to capture areal images of the disaster damage, like the one below.…Continue
Drotek, French tech start-up is proud to release its L1 RTK GNSS ! RTK technology allows to enhance GNSS positioning and to go down to centimeter level precision.
We have seen a lot of RTK boards coming up. However we have witnessed…Continue