Tobias Simon's Blog (4)

PenguCopter team wins RobotChallenge Airrace in Vienna

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 …


Added by Tobias Simon on April 14, 2015 at 1:25am — 6 Comments

Quadrotor SRTM elevation map altitude control

The video below shows a quadrotor following bilinear interpolated SRTM elevation data. Pitch, roll, yaw are controlled manually.

Barometer and elevation readings are zero'ed at start.

The baro setpoint is set to a safety distance of elevation + 7m.

There are basically three Linux processes involved in this: The GPS publisher passes…


Added by Tobias Simon on August 11, 2014 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Raspberry Pi Quadrotor running PenguPilot on Linux

Raspberry PI Quadrotor running PenguPilot on Linux

A picture of our UAV:

The electronics:



Added by Tobias Simon on July 25, 2014 at 3:30am — 16 Comments

Odroid U3 based Quad-Rotor

We use the Odroid U3 to control a quad-rotor (no microcontroller-based flight control, just plain Linux control code). As a Linux distribution on the ODROID we use Gentoo, and of course our quadrotor natively compiles all of its software (kernel, userspace) :D

Please have a look at our first operating prototype:

A more detailed picture with annotations is provided here:…


Added by Tobias Simon on June 24, 2014 at 3:30am — 33 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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