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ardrone package?

asked 2011-12-29 06:05:27 -0500

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Hello all,

I recieved an AR.Drone for christmas, and I, being an autonomous robotics person, would love to use ROS to program the drone. I realize that its sensors are probably subpar, but I still want to use the stack I found here: http://www.ros.org/news/2010/10/ros-interface-for-the-parrot-ardrone.html

Unfortunately, when I tried to clone the repo with git, it appears to be an empty repository. Has this repository moved? If so, where can I find it? And, do you have any tips for a beginning ros C++ programmer for autonomous drones?

Thanks a ton, -Hunter Allen

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answered 2011-12-29 06:25:40 -0500

Eric Perko gravatar image

It does appear that that package has disappeared. You should take a look at the ardrone_brown package from Brown.

They also appear to have a second stack with a controller, localization and planner for the drone.

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answered 2013-10-14 06:12:29 -0500

Tom Moore gravatar image

I've tried a few of these, and the best, by far, has been ardrone_autonomy. It's based on the Brown node, but is still being supported:

https://github.com/AutonomyLab/ardrone_autonomy

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Also, make sure you're using version 2.3.3 of the drone firmware if you go this route.

Tom Moore gravatar imageTom Moore ( 2013-10-14 06:37:20 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-10-12 05:25:55 -0500

Artem gravatar image

I found this package useful and easy to use http://wiki.ros.org/tum_ardrone

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answered 2012-01-17 08:19:05 -0500

Arjun gravatar image

updated 2012-01-17 08:19:42 -0500

The ardrone_nav package from Brown is experimental right now. It does let you autonomously navigate to way points given a map of the environment. It may be posted under "distribution" soon.

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