MAVLink: a communication protocol to send telemetry (drone positions and other things) from a drone to other drones or to the ground station.
Pixhawk boxes up the different components needed to run open source software in a drone.
industry is still catching up but open standards like MAVLink already exist and play a big role in the drone industry and its future.
In a move to extend our camera ecosystem to give greater choice and flexibility to the end use…
Auterion is building an ecosystem where drones are not just defined by the hardware components …
Auterion, with over 51% of contributions is leading the charge in the progress of PX4.
MAVSDK is a set of libraries in different programming languages that provide a high-level API to MAVLink, providing easy to learn programmatic access to vehicle information and telemetry, and other operations.
On June 20 – 21 2019, the first-ever PX4 Developer Summit took place at ETH Zurich. Over 200 developers flew from all over the world to meet the largest drone community in the world.
Open standards and open source are the foundation of modern software development – including the Internet. However, the Internet did not happen by itself.
PX4 is becoming an industry standard, adopted by most of the players in the drone industry. The key maintainers of the community presented the 2019 roadmap of the largest open source drone community.
The webinar on the SDK was a lesson on how to write apps and control PX4 powered drones from a convenient SDK. The SDK supports different programming languages and can be used on mobile, desktop and servers.
The drone industry is going through a transformation. A diverse and open ecosystem can dynamically respond to the demand for commercial solutions.
A decade ago, little did I know that my student project at the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab at ETH Zurich would end up becoming the standards for the drone industry.