I'm a CS teacher at a small college. We teach folks that graduate into software development jobs.
I just got into RC planes as a hobby and now we are looking into getting a UAV for our more advanced independent study students to work with.
Obviously there's lot of building and flying, wiring, electrical stuff, tech stuff (making all the parts work), etc.
I gather we should be able to get the ArduPlane flying from one gps point to another, and perhaps doing auto takeoff and landing.
How much software development possibility is there in the UAV area? What can my software students bring to the project, what can they get out of it?
Comments or suggestions are very welcome,