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This page describes the different quadrotor robot platforms supported by starmac-ros-pkg.

At present, only the Ascending Technologies Pelican is directly supported.

Currently Supported Platforms

Ascending Technologies

The Pelican from AscTec is supported through the use of the asctec_adapter node (see starmac_robots_asctec).

Vehicle Specifics

Here are the things that need to be specified for each individual vehicle:


The AscTec support has been developed and tested with the optional onboard Intel Atom computer communicating with the AutoPilot via a wired serial connection. However in principle it should be possible to use the code on an offboard PC in communication with the AutoPilot via a wireless serial link, i.e. XBee. This should only require changes in the launch files.

Generic Simulated Quadrotor

See flyer_sim. (TODO: Add more description here)

Possible Future Platform Support

This section lists some platforms that could be supported in the future, and a brief description of what would need to be done to enable that support.




TODO. (Cheetah link)

Parrot AR.Drone

TODO. (Driver: https://github.com/siue-cs/siue-ros-pkg/tree/experimental-ardrone)

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