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  • The POZYX Project is funded with ROS support

  • FYI... a few days ago, the Pozyx team,announced a Kickstarter stretch goal that will make sure that the Pozyx, an Arduino shield that promises centimeter localization, works with ROS. 

  • A new episode a the Learning ROS video series.


  • I still have my head wedged into CADD design of the physical drone, frame and such, but want to get into more advanced operating systems, and it looks like this may be a very good group and approach.

  • For those interested, the PXF cape is now available for 100$ through its crowdfunding campaign. Check it out here.

  • ROS, APM and mavros teleoperating a drones through CV

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  • Hi Everyone,

    I'm building an "open source" radar scanning platform for both the LIDAR Lite and SF02 laser range finder. I hope you all will check it out at

    This project is to help those who know ROS easily put together a 360 degree scanning system that does not require any special tools (lathe, tap/die, mill) and whose parts are easily available i.e. 




  • Here is a new ROS tool to generate all MAvlink messages to ROS messages:

    This could help to control a UAV from a ROS environment



    This is a python package that enable us to create a entire Mavlink API under ROS middleware - posilva/mav2rosgenerator
  • Developer

    Can anybody with a ready system cross-compile me ROS for Saucy armhf?

    Thanks for the help!!

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