All Blog Posts Tagged 'autopilot' (100)

ROSsifying an APM-based autopilot

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):

Some links:

- PWM: …

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Added by Víctor Mayoral on February 9, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

SmartAP Autopilot now has its own Configurator

SmartAP Autopilot now has its own Configurator, this is a desktop application which helps to configure SmartAP board easily and prepare the vehicle for the first flight just in 10 minutes! The design is very clean and intuitive, while the capabilities are very flexible. Check out the video tutorial on system configuration…

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Added by Kirill on January 18, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6

This article is part six in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a variety of auto pilot systems.

To summarise the previous posts we had:…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on January 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

UgCS is used by Santa's present delivery service!

We would like to thank you all for being with us, using and commenting on our ground control software. Your feedback helped us greatly. During this year the number of our Beta testers and users of Open version rose from few to more than thousand. Most of them members of DIYDrones community.

During December we saw also first clients for our UgCS ONE commercial…

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Added by Janis Kuze on December 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Erle-brain, an open hardware Linux autopilot

Hi everyone,

Some of you might have heard about the work we did with BeaglePilot porting APM to Linux both in the hardware and software side. Work we presented at LibreCon 2014 last…

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Added by Víctor Mayoral on December 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — 90 Comments

UgCS 2.1 is out!

Hi,

I am pleased to inform that UgCS 2.1 is out now. All versions including UgCS One are available.

There is of course UgCS Open which is free and will suit needs of most of hobby users who fly drones for fun.

With UgCS version 2.0 one has ability to search for locations via text search and…

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Added by Janis Kuze on December 17, 2014 at 4:02am — 10 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 5

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 5

This article is part five in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on November 13, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

SmartAP 3.0 Pro

The next generation of SmartAP Autopilot - SmartAP 3.0 Pro has been released for public recently. This is the state of the art flight control system for multirotor UAVs capable of fully autonomous flight. It has a powerful MCU STM32F4, 9-axis IMU, integrated telemetry module and the latest GPS receiver…

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Added by Kirill on November 2, 2014 at 11:05am — 9 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 4

This article is part four in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on October 24, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

UgCS operates two DJI Phantom2 simultaneously

Hi,

Here we filmed some of our test flights staring two DJI Phantom2s. It is bit lengthy but includes both mission setup and full run of it.

Let us know if you have ideas we could test out with our software and fleet of drones!

Enjoy!

UgCS Team

Added by Janis Kuze on September 23, 2014 at 6:57am — 5 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 3

This article is part three in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a variety of auto…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on September 18, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 2

In part 2 of this blog, I take closer look at the communication protocol, range guard and state machine of the autopilot. As with part 1, this blog post is for those who think developing drone software is interesting and would like to…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on September 12, 2014 at 5:05am — 3 Comments

UgCS 2.0 Teaser video

Hello the DIYDrones community!

Thank you very much for your interest in our software. Since last news about support of DJI Phantom 2 our ranks of Beta testers have exploded!

Here we would like to present to you teaser of upcoming version of UgCS 2.0.

To those who have stumbled upon us for the first time we support not just DJI, but…

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Added by Janis Kuze on September 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 1

In our RC world, autopilots are typically some kind of software/hardware combination that is physically located on the craft flying/driving/sailing etc.. This has some disadvantages since autopilots are expensive and singular,…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on August 19, 2014 at 12:01am — 11 Comments


3D Robotics
Humanitarian UAV Network Invites Contributions to UAV Evaluation

Patrick Meier and the worldwide Humanitarian UAV Network, “UAViators,” have undertaken a fairly comprehensive review of UAVs for humanitarian use.…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Soon availible... Redundancy for autopilots

The requirements for the operation of unmanned aircrafts for commercial and semi-professional purposes have changed fundamentally in the past years in Europe and worldwide.

The regulations will get even more strictly in the future.

Depending on the application, the weight, the…

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Added by Robert Hoermann on July 18, 2014 at 2:00am — 34 Comments


3D Robotics
3D Robotics resumes shipments to 44 countries!

We’re thrilled to announce that, as of today, 3D Robotics will be resuming exports of our autopilots and RTF vehicles to 44 countries! Those countries are:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong,…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — 21 Comments


3D Robotics
DroneCon Talks on YouTube, Website Coming Soon!

Thanks to everyone who made DroneCon 2014 such a rich and entertaining experience! Over the coming days we’ll be posting videos of this year’s DroneCon talks, so that those of you who couldn’t make it can still access the material, and those who attended can revisit it. We’ll also soon be rolling out www.dronecon.org, so that these…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 27, 2014 at 9:55am — 8 Comments

SmartAP 2.0 Beta release

It took almost two years of research, development and thorough testing in order to bring the next generation flight control system. Welcome SmartAP 2.0 - multirotor UAV autopilot with the capability of fully autonomous flight including takeoff and landing. The official beta release of the system is launched! More info at…

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Added by Kirill on June 27, 2014 at 2:30am — 8 Comments


3D Robotics
Robot copters film robot boats!

Earlier this month, 3D Robotics got the chance to attend the 2014 World Autonomous Boat Competition at the California Maritime Academy. Above is a reel of the aerial video we captured: Robots in the air filming robots on the water!

We weren’t competing, of…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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