About

Gender

Male


Location

Monmouthshire


About Me:

Mike is Director of Software for Aisymmetrix Ltd. We develop intelligent UAVs and support educational initiatives to bring new talent into the industry.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I was bought up with RC cars and worked on embedded systems in my early IT career. I have always been a proponent of the make revolution and the democratisation of technology. Having children reintroduced me into the world of UAV and I haven't looked back. My interest is primarily around autonomous control augmenting ground based humanitarian activities. However I have quickly learned that once you go beyond gps 'point and shoot' control, it gets a whole lot more interesting. And that's where my interest lies, just outside of the standard flying envelope, so to speak.


Hometown:

Usk


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Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"@Lyn Rees - for info Lyn we have just put together a co-axial quad which will also have the Jetson on-board, multiple cameras and the rest.  I'll let you know how we get on!"
Oct 14, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Yes, the J120 carrier board is excellent and benefits from 2 USB3 ports, unlike the TX2 development board.  Good luck!"
Oct 14, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"That's a lovely thought, but I guess the kit I'm using is fairly readily available - what I'm trying to do is to help others 'glue' it together in a useful way!"
Aug 31, 2018
Mike Isted posted a blog post
My previous blog of the Jetson TX2/Pixhawk 2 build includes the use of an RFDesign RFD 868x telemetry unit.  Here's the detail of how I set it up.  As usual, the post can be found at www.mikeisted.com.
Aug 29, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Very nice Lyn.  I'm working towards a heavy lift octacopter, but could still be persuaded to go 4+4...  
I have whole bunch of questions, but maybe this is going even more off-piste.  You on LinkedIn?"
Aug 25, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Also working on dual power supply - problem with just connecting in parallel is that if one goes short, it takes out the other.  Connecting via a high power Schottky(?) diode should do the trick, I think.  Need to do a little reading up, but that's…"
Aug 25, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"I have a prototype triple redundant system on my desk... (allied to a TX2 as well)..."
Aug 25, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Hi Lyn,
That's a very good point and thanks for your kind words. I may well build on that angle in the future.
In the first instance, part of this is to investigate exactly what the RFD brings to the table, my main interest being  reliability in the…"
Aug 25, 2018
Mike Isted posted a blog post
I have just completed my rebuild of The Groundhog hexacopter with a Pixhawk2  and NVIDIA Jetson TX2 companion computer.  This is in preparation for the coding blogs I am posting and further work integrating depth cameras and machine learning.  For t…
Aug 25, 2018
Mike Isted posted a photo
Pixhawk 2 with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Companion computer. Build blog posted at www.mikeisted.com.
Aug 24, 2018
  • Mike Isted The J120 from Auvidea.  Chris has just published the post with a link to the blog of the build.
    Aug 25, 2018
Mike Isted commented on andre van calster's blog post obstacle avoidance using a convolution neural network
"Great work.  I am working towards this as well using ROS and adding a depth camera.  Many thanks for sharing."
Aug 17, 2018
Mike Isted posted a blog post
I have just published Part 2 of this series, designed to develop skills in Python and ROS so as to achieve flexible control of a UAV.  It's based on a Pixhawk FCU with Raspberry Pi companion computer.  The Pixhawk is running PX4, but it would also w…
Aug 16, 2018
Mike Isted posted a blog post
We recently ran a 2-week UAV build and coding mechatronics Summer School at UWE Bristol for students from the Ecole des Mines d’Ales. Great students and a great venue made for a very successful course and much fun was had by all!Huge thanks to @UWEB…
Aug 10, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Azjeg's blog post UAV GCS design notes
"Thanks for sharing this.  There's nothing more valuable than experience from those that have been working 'at the coal face', so to speak."
Aug 10, 2018
Mike Isted posted a discussion
Hi All,Can anyone tell me if the uAvionix transceivers work with the PX4 flight stack please?  They are a little expensive to purchase just to try out!  Also, has anyone used them with Mavros?Many thanks,Mike
May 20, 2018
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Robot Operating System for Flight Monitoring and Control with PX4 – Getting Started
"Thanks for the feedback!
Next post planned within 10 days...."
May 16, 2018
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