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  • Wow, Nice Video

  • 3D Robotics

    The websites are all being rebuilt now and won't be significantly updated until the relaunch in about four week. But as for following the development, Dronecode and PX4 are essentially the same thing (PX4 is the core of the Dronecode stack), so you can follow DC development by following PX4 development, both in the forums and the dev list/calls. It's super active (around 20 commits a day) with about 250 developers.

  • From an outsider's point of view the  web site appears inactive? Last news update was more than a year ago, and last blog post dates from more than six months ago, and concerned Ardupilot who is not member anymore. No activity on mailing list either. Is there any other place to follow Dronecode?

  • 3D Robotics

    Ben, like I said: stay tuned. 

  • To me it looks like a concurrent project to DroneCode, MS isn't member of DroneCode, and the article or any other source doesn't mention any link to DroneCode.

    If I understand correctly, MS created an open-source development framework for robotics. Then this platform can be used for many aspects, including simulation with hardware in the loop that supports different systems. 

    "Building a data-driven robotic system such as the Aerial Informatics and Robotics platform is full of challenges. First, it needs to support a wide variety of software and hardware. Second, given the break-neck speed of innovation in hardware, software, and algorithms, it must be flexible enough to be easily extended in multiple dimensions. The Aerial Informatics and Robotics framework follows a modular design to address these challenges.

    The platform enables easy interfaces to common robotic platforms such as a Robot Operating System (ROS) and comes pre-loaded with commonly used aerial robotic models and several sensors. In addition, the platform enables high-frequency simulations with support for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) as well as software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulations with widely supported protocols (e.g. MavLink). Its cross-platform (Linux and Windows), open-source architecture is easily extensible to accommodate diverse new types of autonomous vehicles, hardware platforms, and software protocols. All this machinery allows users to quickly add custom robot models and new sensors to the simulator."

    And now if we look at the description of DroneCode : "The result of the project is a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). "

    We see that these are both targeting the same objective. To me these are two concurrent systems, and MS had never any plan to join DroneCode ?

    Aerial Informatics and Robotics Group
    The Aerial Informatics and Robotics (AIR) group builds intelligent and autonomous flying agents that are safe and enable applications that can positi…
  • 3D Robotics

    Yes, here:

    Open source simulator for autonomous vehicles built on Unreal Engine / Unity, from Microsoft AI & Research - microsoft/AirSim
  • Demo gives general idea of install. Skips too much procedure:-( 

    Is there any detail instruction?

  • 3D Robotics

    It's only been tested on Pixhawk with PX4 code:

  • Moderator

    Would this work with the original PX4 board?

  • 3D Robotics

    Stay tuned...

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