I am a student intern and I need to research a way to demonstrate an autonomous system we are working on. I (the company) currently own an AR Parrot Drone.
I was wondering if I could take off the current motherboard and replace it with ArduCopter's autopilot. Or if I could heavily modify the current motherboard. (Would not like to do that because I lack software and hardware skills) Basically I just want to use the airframe of the AR Drone to fly my own hardware/software or commercially available (Arducopter) hardware/software.
Is this even possible? Has anyone done anything similar?
Any questions/hints/comments would be greatly appreciated