Robots Using ROS: Helicopter Edition
ROS has really taken to the skies, so for this sixth installment it's all about micro aerial vehicles (MAVs):
- PIXHAWK: The PIXHAWK Open Source MAV Computer Vision project at ETH Zurich is now supporting ROS with their various MAVs.
- Skybotix CoaX Helicopter: Skybotix is offering a ROS setup on their CoaX helicopter so that customers can use ROS right out of the box.
- CityFlyer (AscTec Quadrotor): The CCNY Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab has released a variety of ROS libraries and tools to support research with MAVs, including a ground station GUI.
- The Penn AscTec Quadrotors, which we we previously featured, are now autonomously mapping multi-floor buildings and aggressively zooming through tossed hoops