can Ardupilot mega 2.0 incorporate most of the these sensors ?and have a rover as a new drone added on to the list of fascinating things that can be used with your product today or in the near future?
that's a good feeling and one hell of a machine i must say.
Is Atmega able to withstand radiation in space? Mars rovers used VERY expensive IBM's PowerPC radiation-hardened CPU's
mhh i don't think that is enought AVR platform for doing a robot as curriosity. Coul be better to use an PX4 or VBRAIN with Overo. I'm doing a good experience with Kinect for 3d perception ... PCL library and SLAM that ar component of ROS .
Our board can connect with ROS systems by Mavlink , so with this kind of configuration is possible to develop something similar to Curiosity.
mmmm....maybe a sky crane project utilizing a quad and the apm2. Lots of uses here on Earth. Getting an ardu-rover 4 wheel drive into an inaccessible area for search and rescue to start with.
Ardu-crane......has a nice ring to it !
An Ardu-crane for search and rescue with a Ardu-quad dropping a 4WD Ardu-rover into an inaccessible area.
Has a nice ring to it !
Sort of... In theory a lot of individual tasks that Curiosity can do could be controlled by an ArduPilot Mega. Though the full package is beyond what the ATmega2560 on the ArduPilot Mega is capable of. For starters it would be impractical or impossible to fit the code needed in 256KB (the amount of flash memory on the ATmega2560). The principals have the same roots but in a much more complex implementation. There's some interesting information about the rover on Wikipedia including the types of computers used.
It would probably need a few more megabytes of flash to handle all the contingency routines & a longer lead time for the community to implement it, during their weekends. More likely, the rover's computer will soon be resold by 3D Robotics as the Ardupilot 3.0.
Ok Monroe, I gotta ask: Ardulon?
I'm assuming this isn't an Arduino powered aquatic bird?
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