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using and communicating between multiple quadrotors (usign hector_quadrotor) [closed]

asked 2013-07-09 08:27:02 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:17:11 -0500

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Hi all,

I am doing a project which simulates multiple UAVs going around a specified area (the project I am working on is a flooded area for search and rescue) sending an image stream back to the user. I am currently familiarizing myself with using the hector_quadrotor package (which is quite a challenge given that I have never used neither ros nor gazebo before). Now I am trying to find out how to spawn multiple UAVs (ideally from the same terminal) and how to communicate between the robots for collision avoidance whilst going around the entire area. Could someone kindly give me a few pointers on how this can be achieved efficiently using ROS?

Thanks a lot in advance,


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answered 2014-04-29 23:31:58 -0500

hsoltani gravatar image

Hi Did you find the solution? I encounter the same problem and do not know how to deal with. Thanks

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To spawn many robots you can follow the tutorial in to spawn robots from URDF: As for communication I have no idea.

Quadrobo gravatar image Quadrobo  ( 2014-05-14 22:49:03 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your help.

hsoltani gravatar image hsoltani  ( 2014-05-21 21:44:57 -0500 )edit

No problem. Do reply if you managed to get the communication solved. I am working on the same problem.

Quadrobo gravatar image Quadrobo  ( 2014-05-21 23:50:09 -0500 )edit

Sure. You too, please reply if you fix it.

hsoltani gravatar image hsoltani  ( 2014-05-22 22:20:39 -0500 )edit

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