ArduPilot Update for May 2019

Here is a link to the monthly update presented by Tridge and I and a few other devs at the monthly partner’s meeting.

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GSoC 2019: Integration of ArduPilot and VIO tracking camera for GPS-less localization and navigation

1. Introduction

Navigation through unfamiliar spaces while avoiding obstacles is always of utmost importance for any autonomous robots. In many applications for ground and aerial robots, there is a growing need for accurate navigation and localization in areas where GPS is not accessible. One such technology that has the capability to provide accurate, robust GPS-less localization and navigation is visual inertial odometry (VIO), which combines information from a camera and an inertial sensor to tell the drone where it is in relation to its environment.

In this proposal, I would like to contribute new functionalities to the ... Read more


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UAV Challenge 2020 - Rules Announced

Every couple of years, Outback Joe gets himself into a difficult, life threatening (for a manikin) situation, and provides an opportunity to demonstrate what you and some colleagues are capable of achieving with a system of drones. The UAV Challenge.


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Google Summer of Code 2019: ̶m̶e̶s̶s̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶b̶o̶a̶t̶s̶ further development of rover sailboat support

There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing… about in boats — or with boats. In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter. - Ratty, Wind in the Willows

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