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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:
Separate lift/thrust systems are growing fast in popularity, to the point that there are already a variety of commercially available systems. They seem to be the future and continually get better. Thanks to our developers, Ardupilot has some great features like holding position with forward thrust and is becoming very…Continue
From Tridge at Ardupilot.org:
We just finished the ArduPilot Developer meetup in Canberra, Australia. Randy [Lead Arducopter developer] will be posting videos from the talks when he gets back to Japan, but meanwhile here is a nice video by Darrell Burkey of some of the activities over the…Continue
Making a small, low cost laser scanner for sense-and-avoid applications has been a objective of mine for several years. What makes this project challenging is the cost and complexity associated with motors and their drivers to provide the motion, position encoders to provide accurate aiming…Continue
We have recently developed and tested a formation control algorithm for fixed-wings in Paparazzi. The position of an arbitrary number of vehicles can be controlled in a circular path. In fact, we are not restricting ourselves to circles but to any closed orbit, such as ellipses, thanks to the …Continue
I am currently working on a search and rescue drone for National Parks that uses machine learning to detect missing people from a 3DR Solo. If you are interested, please check out our website, I would love to hear feedback from fellow drone enthusiasts! ARI is an unmanned aerial…Continue