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ROS Autopilot possibility?

asked 2012-01-01 18:41:09 -0500

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I' not much of a software guy but, I wonder if it is possible to create an autopilot node that can connect to Qcontrol via Mavlink. The point of this is basically to create cheap affordable UAVs with computer vision.

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answered 2012-01-02 11:34:19 -0500

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updated 2012-01-02 11:34:19 -0500

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There already seems to be a package Mavlink in ROS. A quick browse of the https://github.com/pixhawk/mavlink-ros-pkg">repository seems to show the software is being developed.

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The question though is will this package work with any computer system. The PixHawk project I find uses rather specific (and rather and expensive and mind boggling) system. Thank you very much though. Just Asking ( 2012-01-03 11:45:23 -0500 )edit
Are you looking for a drop in replacement for the pixhawk IMU board? JonW ( 2012-01-04 10:19:27 -0500 )edit
Yes. Basically I like to try and develop a cheap autopilot running ROS with computer vision. The computer vision comes with only the PixHawk IMU. I'm trying to create a cheaper alternative. The problem is that I'm not too much of a software guy to know what to do. Just Asking ( 2012-01-06 02:10:35 -0500 )edit

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