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This community is the birthplace of ArduPilot, 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, including:
On-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes. Uber is close to the commute pain that citizens in cities around the world feel. We view…Continue
Over the last few months, I have been busy building a fully autonomous sailboat that attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
It was initially launched from Newfoundland heading towards Ireland. Although the initial attempt was not successful, I've gained a lot of extremely valuable…Continue
A lot of work went into building this plane, adding redundancies and safeties, as well as fitting 3 cameras, and the result was well worth it. Big thanks to the ardupilot team, nightghost for his OSD firmware, and all the other folks who wrote some of the software the 5 computer/microcontrollers that were in the plane (not counting those on the camera or VTX):
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We have presented this video to the kids during our open days a couple of weeks ago at ENAC, Toulouse. It is just one application of a guidance algorithm that we have developed and later implemented in Paparazzi. I was actually surprised about the performance since the planes only exchange information once per second (even we allow some…Continue
Using Paparazzi UAV and a Stock Parrot Bebop 2 with its ublox M8N GNSS chip replace by a M8P we managed to stream the RTCM3 stream over WiFi to the drone from our groundstation. The groundstation was connected to a ublox M8P operating in base station mode. The video demonstrates the bebop doing a pure GPS navigation task, sonar nor optical-flow were…Continue