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The Robot Operative System (ROS) is an open-source, framework for robot application development maintained by the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF).
A ROS system is comprised of a number of independent nodes, each…Continue
The Robot Operative System (ROS) is an open-source, framework for robot application development maintained by the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). A ROS system is comprised of a number of independent nodes, each of which…Continue
A new Beta Release of APM Planner 2.0 has been released. Notable fixes in the release are
- Google Maps API update.
- TCP/UDP displayed in Toolbar - Connections over TCP/UDP are now shown in the toolbar.
- UDP Client Connection - sends packets to a known host.
Last November we posted the details and results of the first year of our prototype tilt rotor project. A lot has happened since that post, so we thought we’d provide an…Continue
What happened to 2.0.16? I messed up, and that release got lost… but no worries we’re back with 2.0.17!
There have been a multitude of changes and improvements from 2.0.15, one of the big ones being Graphing.
Loading of TLogs directly instead of having to replay them to view graphs
Added ERR,EV,MODE graphing
Loaded Graphs can now filter by message types
Graphs are now loaded in their own window, allowing multiple graphs…
This is my fifth article about Andruav. The new thing about this topic is that it targets Developers more than users.
Andruav-SDK is a …Continue
Added by MHefny on March 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Hi, let me introduce my APM mode switch with LCD display.
The basic idea is from Stefan Gofferje's project, thanks on him for PPM stream code part!!!
My idea was to make something more good-looking thing for…Continue
Great stuff happening at Erle Robotics while we push our Linux autopilot, Erle-Brain, towards deeper and deeper ROS integration.
Here's Alex sharing with you some of the first packages we coded (video):
- PWM: …Continue
This is my fourth article about Andruav. In the past few articles I talked about:
1- What is Andruav then I focused on the telemetry features in Andruav.
2- Andruav as a…Continue
All -- what do you believe is an appropriate response of APM (ArduPlane) to a complete air frame failure?
Over Thanksgiving break, I test flew an Experimental Airlines AXON build (in a remote, rural area). The plane was flying fine with default settings, and I flew from FBWA to RTL to Auto. During the Auto mission the main spar (an oak dowel) failed and the wings collapsed at around 300' AGL. The plane, as you might expect, took a nosedive to the…Continue
As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…Continue
Because E-Flight Apprentice RC is very popular airplane and the fact that you can buy any replacement part for it I decided to design a 3D printed kit that would turn it into a Drone. The kit blends perfectly with the wing, it gives you easy access to the electronics from the top…Continue
It's been already a while ago since we started selling one of our newest drones based on the Talon UAV airframe: the Aeromapper Talon.
In this occasion we wanted to use a large foam aircraft, something that was compact and yet large to offer 60 minutes endurance carrying a Sony Nex 5 with wide angle lens (as standard sensor, but more sensors are available). We…Continue
Dronecode Project to advance development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation (Virtualrobotix), Qualcomm Technologies, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec among founding members.
Read more at…Continue
Just want to share my scratch built FPV quad made with my new CNC machine :) Called "the butterfly" name picked by my Fiance
This was my first CNC project I gave myself.. It has been a great learning experience learning all the different techniques required to design, and translate that design…Continue
APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 release is available.
When we released 2.0.14, we added a feature to subscribe to beta releases (we've called them 'release candidates' i.e. rc releases)
If you would like to help us test these new releases before we declare them stable (which would be awesome!) You…Continue
A big enabler for UAVs going forward, especially with respect to commercialization, will be improving telemetry range. On that note, I've released my MAV Downlink Android application and associated tools today.
MAV Downlink opens up a new communication pathway for you to talk to your UAV while it…Continue