I'm currently working on a multi-robotic experiment which uses ROS. For this matter we need to get telemetry data from an APM and sending waypoint and loiter commands using ROS. I've been trying to use the mavlink_ros package (see link at the bottom of the post) but I couldn't get it working with the APM2. I was able to compile and run the package but it doesn't retrieve any data from the APM2.
Does anyone have an idea on how to make this package working with the APM2 or if there is another package more suitable for this purpose?
this one can help: https://github.com/posilva/mav2rosgenerator
Roscopter(https://code.google.com/p/roscopter/) works fine for me.