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Quadcopter drone packs first all-Linux autopilot

Dec 23, 2014, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

Erle Robotics has launched the 'Erie-brain' claimed to be the first open source drone to run both a Pixhawk APM autopilot and ROS directly on Linux. In a first for APM-based drones, Linux runs the autopilot directly, treating the Pixhawk as a daughter card, rather than running the Nuttx real-time OS, which is APM???s default operating system.

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