ArduPilot Autopilot Suite

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Hardware – The embedded systems and peripheral sensors that act as the vehicle’s brain, eyes, ears, etc.

Almost any mobile machine can be transformed into a robot, by simply integrating a small hardware package into it.

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Firmware– The “skill set” code running on the hardware, which configures it for the kind of vehicle you’ve put it in. You choose the firmware and vehicle that match your mission: Plane, Copter,Rover

The choice is yours – one autopilot for any mission. An easy firmware update is all it takes to repurpose your hardware into a different role.

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Software– Your interface to the hardware.

Initial set-up, configuration, and testing. Mission-planning/operation, and post-mission analysis.

Point-and-click intuitive interaction with your hardware, or advanced custom scripting for niche mission profiles. Options are everything with ArduPilot.

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Community:

Community– This is what really sets ArduPilot apart from the closed-source offerings in the market. An area for open discourse on the ArduPilot projects direction between developers and its customers.

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A constantly evolving repository of knowledge and innovation. The DIY Drones community provided a home and now still provides inspiration for ArduPilot. A comprehensive list of features that are continually born from the needs of the community.

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Features:

  • Point-and-click programming/configuration gets you up and operating without hassle
  • Multiple command modes: Acro, Stabilize, Loiter, Alt-hold, Return To Launchpoint, Land, Simple, Guided, Position, Circle, Follow Me, GeoFence, and Auto (which runs fully scripted missions using GPS waypoints)
  • Failsafe programming options bring peace of mind in the event of lost control signal or low battery conditions
  • Three Axis camera control and stabilization, shutter control, live video link with programmable on-screen-display
 

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