Drones and UAVs have been receiving major interest in the last year from the open source community. A multitude of companies are now offering drone products based on open source solutions, a trend the Linux Foundation has recently caught on to with the launch of Dronecode.
ArduPilot is one of the most successful open source autopilot applications to hit the scene, and is capable of running on a multitude of systems. Flying with Linux is a talk given by Andrew Trigdell at Linux Conference AU in which he describes the current development state of ArduPilot and includes a great demonstration of the autopilot software in action.
- [00:00] – Introduction to the current state of ArduPilot with history, and current focus areas
- [5:00] – Autopilot: explanation of setup and demonstration of logging into the drone, launching the plane, reporting, and basic navigational functionality
- [13:00] – Demonstration of landing
- [15:00] – Detailed breakdown of hardware/software including other companies that are involved in development
- [18:00] – List of devices that have ArduPilot ported to them
- [39:00] – The role of Dronecode.org
- [41:00] – Breakdown of current peripheral additions in progress