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Ilmenau


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Researcher at Ilmenau University of Technology


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Tobias Simon commented on Tobias Simon's blog post Odroid U3 based Quad-Rotor
"Hi Mohamed, I am right now working on code reorganization.
This step should allow to implement any part of the system (data acquisition, data fusion, filtering, control, flight logic) as a separate process in your favorite programming language.
Curr…"
Jul 10, 2015
Tobias Simon commented on Tobias Simon's blog post PenguCopter team wins RobotChallenge Airrace in Vienna
"Thanks Tridge and Randy! In the last 6 Months I was completing my Ph.D project, thus there was not much time for PenguPilot (I wasn't very active on github, too). I'll try to spend more time on it in future... :-)"
Apr 14, 2015
Tobias Simon commented on Tobias Simon's blog post PenguCopter team wins RobotChallenge Airrace in Vienna
"Thanks, Chris! I'm currently working on even more modularization,.. I'll post an update if I find the time to complete it."
Apr 14, 2015
Tobias Simon posted a blog post
Last weekend our team from Robotik AG Ilmenau won the RobotChallenge AirRace in Vienna, sharing the winner's podium with team "Sirin" from russia.Both teams could complete 24 rounds in 10 minutes!Our UAV is based on the Exynos 4 Quadrotor using 2 co…
Apr 14, 2015
Tobias Simon replied to Tobias Simon's discussion Linux-based Quad-Rotor Control
"thx :)"
Apr 13, 2015
Tobias Simon commented on Víctor Mayoral's blog post Erle-brain, an open hardware Linux autopilot
"odroid has limited io interfaces.. as an example, the u3 has bit-banged i2c :( recently with rev 0.5 there is an additional spi interface, which could be interesting.."
Jan 15, 2015
Tobias Simon commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post The Extended Kalman Filter: An Interactive Tutorial
"I'm still a bit confused, but mainly because of this paper here:
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rmf25/papers/Understanding%20the%20Basis%2...
They define the A/F matrix as [[1, dt], [0, 1]] like you, but in the control matrix B they use [1/2 a dt ^ 2, dt]…"
Dec 10, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post The Extended Kalman Filter: An Interactive Tutorial
"Hi Simon, thanks for the great tutorial!
I think there is one mistake in the last matrix on this page: http://home.wlu.edu/~levys/kalman_tutorial/kalman_11.html
Shouldn't the uppermost, rightmost entry be "0.5 * timestep ^ 2" instead of 0?
(Accordin…"
Dec 10, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "Spaxels" light painting with swarming drones
"Wow, this scale of multi-UAV orchestration is very impressive!"
Sep 30, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Pocketcopter project on Indiegogo
Sep 18, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Pocketcopter project on Indiegogo
"OMG, this is close to a "Black Hornet PD-100"-class MAV for everyone! I have the bad feeling that this project is either planned as a scam, or these people really have no idea what they are doing. In both cases I'm feeling sorry for all the optimist…"
Sep 14, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Siddharth Purohit's blog post Arducopter performance over Linux board Beaglebone with APM4.0 (aka Pixhawk fire cape)
"Hi folks, we came to similar conclusions for PenguPilot: PREEMPT_RT does not have any advantage over PREEMPT... in the end it's more important to set up the priorities/scheduling policy in good correct way. Then you can start to compile your Linux K…"
Sep 6, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Víctor Mayoral's blog post First copter flight using Linux
"Very good, Victor! :-)"
Sep 4, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Jesper Andersen's blog post An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 1
"Besides safety, scalability is another issue here: If you add more drones, it is likely that your radio link gets saturated; and you would need to care about real-time capable medium access strategies."
Aug 19, 2014
Tobias Simon commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post First flight of ArduPilot on Linux
"Nice one!"
Aug 19, 2014
Tobias Simon replied to Tobias Simon's discussion Madgwick IMU/AHRS and Fast Inverse Square Root
"Hi Jeroen, I've tested the code finally - looks good! However, I have to adjust the Euler angle outputs as follows to get comparable results:
   pitch *= -1.0;   yaw *= -1.0;   if (roll < 0)      roll += M_PI;   else      roll -= M_PI;
Cheers,
Tobias"
Aug 19, 2014
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