Pixhawk-powered precision navigation wins Robotic Film Festival

Congrats to the PRENAV team, who were one of the winners of the Flying Robot Film Festival with the above video, which shows their precision navigation technology running with Pixhawk. Impressive!

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Comment by earthpatrol on November 21, 2015 at 1:27am

Hats off to the "Chocolate Copter" effort. Felt true to DIY Drones. Fly it then eat it. Awesome.




Comment by JB on November 21, 2015 at 6:05am

Very cool!

Now we need a Christmas light version. ;-)

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 21, 2015 at 6:40am

Cool video, and very interesting technology.  I know people looking for just such a thing.

So it's using Pixhawk hardware, what about firmware, is it Ardupilot or something else?


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Comment by Linus on November 21, 2015 at 8:21am

awesome stuff!


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on November 21, 2015 at 9:41am

If you look at 0:20 in the video, my guess would be they use ground based laser tracking to position the copter.

All this is great. But if so, this is yet another case of taking already established existing technology and somehow making it 'patent pending' by adding a multicopter.

Comment by earthpatrol on November 21, 2015 at 1:22pm

+1 John  ... really what PRENAV has is a symbiotic system/technology. Not really robotic/autonomous, in my opinion, only slightly more interesting than MoCap. The proprietary claims are interesting as there are non-proprietary technologies in use that display this level of precision with respect to UAVs.

Comment by Cliff-E on November 21, 2015 at 2:02pm

http://www.leica-geosystems.us/en/Leica-Absolute-Tracker-AT402_8162...  ($$$)

Just as good as a vicon system... outdoors.

What we found: great for a single drone, not so great for fleets of drones.

Chocolate copter: yum...

Comment by F1P on November 22, 2015 at 11:01pm

Impressing lightpainting!

Comment by technicus acityone on November 23, 2015 at 12:28am
earthpatrol yesterday

+1 John  ... really what PRENAV has is a symbiotic system/technology. Not really robotic/autonomous, in my opinion, only slightly more interesting than MoCap. The proprietary claims are interesting as there are non-proprietary technologies in use that display this level of precision with respect to UAVs.

There are FREE solution (and real source of PRENAV prjct? ) from ETHZ
http://flyingmachinearena.org/

Comment by technicus acityone on November 23, 2015 at 12:33am

or precursor at least...

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