Roberto Navoni's Blog (179)


Dear Friends,

I'm happy to share wit you last updates about our cubesat project. The great news is that we adopted ChibiOS operating system and start to develop a flight attitude estimation and control for Cubesat based on ardupilot projects. The other challenge are about the telemetry control system and…


Added by Roberto Navoni on March 12, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments autonomous drone for industrial plant supervision and inspection.

Preview of Archon Sentinel the autonomous system for inspection of industrial plants developed by

The system is equipped with a dronestation capable…


Added by Roberto Navoni on June 12, 2018 at 11:37pm — No Comments

VR Rover : ArduRover + VR Brain 5.2 + Companion Computer + Velodyne Puck Lite. Outdoor autonomous navigation without GPS.

VR Rover :

APM Rover on VR Brain 5.2 + Companion Computer + ROS and Slam mapping the navigation in outdoor done without GPS but the feedback is aligned with Geo Map because we use the GPS offset and Mag offset as starting point ...

Today was our first test without gps and it work fine ... The rover need some hardware patch and fine…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Raspberry PI 0 as DVB-S encoder and trasmitter no additional hardware. RPIDATV by F5OEO Evariste

Interesting OpenSource project that use only a simple RaspberryPI 0 as DVB-S transmitter + RTL-SDR dongle  as receiver. 

This is less expensive DVB-S trasmitter ever developed. 

All the project is by Evariste he is a great developer and member of HAM Radio community ... now we are working togheter to a…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 26, 2016 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Laser Navigation succesfully end the Stage 2 of Aerospace quality certification AS9100

A good news for company that would use Ardupilot Flight Control for professional application . Laser Navigation  ( know as Virtualrobotix )   produce VR Brain Flight Control boards this year at 6th board revision for different kind of application succesfully end the Stage 2 of aerospace quality certification AS9100 . The quality certification is for…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 2, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

VR Goliath Framework : Integration of APM + ROS + SLAM and Payload managment by Virtualrobotix Lab

The future is here after over two years of work can be said to have developed in the laboratories of Laser Navigation and thanks to the support of the network of laboratories Virtualrobotix drone technology of tomorrow.

A short video of a recent test test of our system of autonomous flight, mapping and advanced management of the payload.

In the video you…


Added by Roberto Navoni on November 15, 2015 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

VR Brain 6 Core : Virtualrobotix upgrade and reinvent the oem Flight Control : Preview

This is the first preview of Next Gen STm32F7 flight control by Virtualrobotix.  New core , much power and a reliable solution based on industrial micro controller. 

A new oem and hobbyst platform with full support for…


Added by Roberto Navoni on October 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

The first drone helicopter entirely made in Italy: Frame Protos 500 + VR uBrain and GPS.

Goodmorning everyone,

I am happy to present the first Drone helicopter completely Made in Italy :)

  • Frame Protos 500  Helicopter by MSheli (made in italy) 
  • Flight Control: VR uBrain 5 by Virtualrobotix (made in italy) 
  • GPS: GPS VR 8 by Virtualrobotix (made in italy) 
  • System integration by Ferruccio Vicari…

Added by Roberto Navoni on September 27, 2015 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

VR Brain 5 LX : The first flight of virtualrobotix Linux flight control with APM 3.3RC12 :)

This is the first Flight of VR Brain 5 LX

These are the picture of first drone controlled by VR Brain 5 LX …


Added by Roberto Navoni on September 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

VR Thermal Inspector : Robotic Thermal Imaging Camera. ( Preview )

Mechanical Enclosure.

New Thermal Inspector PCB REV 1 RC2…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

VirtualRobotix lands in France, the SPARK 350 and VR Brain 5.2 PRO gets the type certificate (From Quadricottero News)


To our knowledge the first Italian "drone" for professional use in the range below 25 Kg. In obtaining the type certificate of the DGAC, the SPARK of developed by Italian…


Added by Roberto Navoni on June 22, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments

VR Lab : Remote Control of GoPro Hero 4 by VR Spark Companion Computer and OSD integration.

Dear Friends and Developer,

in this video is possible to see the result of integration of VR Spark on board companion computer to video Payload.

Actually we implemented the integration with GoPro and Sony . In this demostration is possible to see how we decide to implement the Pilot user interface. Instead to copy the approach did with 3DR Solo we…


Added by Roberto Navoni on June 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

SPARK, the italian drone recognized by ENAC (Italian FAA ) for professional aerial work.

Drones and aerial work in Italy. Despite some difficulties of a regulatory and bureaucratic, dictated by the regulation on unmanned…

Added by Roberto Navoni on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Solo is not so Solo (alone) as digital integrated drone in apm world :) Virtualrobotix Alter Ego project is alive ...

In last months virtualrobotix lab work hard on a "secret alter ego project" our target was add low cost companion computer and add advanced functionality to our Flight Conrol and other mavlink compatible design .

During last…


Added by Roberto Navoni on April 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

VR Spark 350 will be presented at Embedded Linux Conference at Technical Showcase 24 March 2015

VR Spark 350 born after a year full of experiments, where we worked on improving electronic technologies, mechanical design, usability for end user and the possibility to be used for commercial purposes respecting regulation rules that govern the use of drones in the civil aviation world.

We implemented control systems and flight…


Added by Roberto Navoni on March 15, 2015 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Virtualrobotix Thermal Inspector : Preview 2015

Dear Friend,

I'm happy to present the  prototype of Virtualrobotix thermal camera. 

In last months we work a lot on this new project , it's based on new Flir sensor and VR uBrain 5.1.

We implement a specific firmware on uBrain for control the flir sensor , read image , trasmit it in realtime by USB or Bluetooth to PC or Mobile…


Added by Roberto Navoni on March 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

VirtualRobotix VR Spark 350, the Italian answer to DJI Phantom . (it's compliant to the New EU/US regulation!)

The official presentation of VR Spark 350 will take place at DroneShow Ferrara 28/29 March 2015.

The latest revisions of VR Spark 350, currently undergoing certification, will be presented on a confidential basis to some selected beta testers at the 2015 FIAPR convention.

VR Spark…


Added by Roberto Navoni on February 17, 2015 at 3:17pm — 14 Comments

New Design for the new Virtualrobotix Products . The next gen Electronics need good design :)

Dear Friends, 

this is the first render of new Virtualrobotix enclosure design. Do you like it ? Suggestions about new design are welcome :)…


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 6, 2014 at 1:56pm — 10 Comments

Monthly Archives










© 2020   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service