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ardu pilot mavlink

asked 2011-11-18 03:04:45 -0500

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I am trying to connect ardu pilot mega to ROS on ubuntu. I believe it has to be done using mavlink-ros-pkg but there is absolutely no documentation on how to get it running. Has anyone done this before? I would really appreciate if I could get some pointers. Thanks!

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Were you able to get this working?

Dustin gravatar image Dustin  ( 2012-07-21 10:27:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-11-18 03:42:26 -0500

Here is as far as I got (not very far.)

However, I just needed to get raw sensor data off of my APM-based quadrotor so I ended up writing a simple node that reads the RAW_GPS MAVLink message type and posts a GPSFix message.

You might find this post useful to get started.

It's always best to reuse code (ie get ros-mavlink-pkg working) than to reinvent the wheel--but if it turns out ros-mavlink-pkg is dead, it's fairly trivial to get data out of MAVLink.

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