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Open-Source Drone Hits Kickstarter

Aug 30, 2013, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

The fact that Spiri has native flight reflexes means that there’s no programming or coding required — meaning programmers can go straight to experimenting and developing projects with Spiri, outfitting the drone with a wide variety of functions.

Says creator Patrick Edwards-Daugherty: "Spiri can be a courier, a rescuer, a spelunker, a cartographer, a playmate, a gardener, an inspector, a reporter, a teammate, a wanderer, anything."

Spiri's main chip, which runs Ubuntu Linux with ROS (Robot Operating System), can run a variety of programs using its 1 GB processor, 4 GB memory, and three-axis accelerometer.

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