ROS Software Maintainer: Erle Robotics
Erle-brain is a Linux-based autopilot for making drones. It consists of a BeagleBone Black and a PixHawk Fire cape that put together conform a 1GHz Cortex-A8 embedded computer that has 29 sensors and many interfacing possibilities. Erle-brain comes with a Debian image flashed, it used the APM autopilot and has ROS Hydromedusa preinstalled.
- Linux 3.8 kernel compiled with the PREEMPT option (other kernels available)
- Debian Wheezy file system
- ROS Hydromedusa
- mavros ROS package
- APM running natively in Linux (and linked with ROS through mavros)
- 29 sensors
- CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8
- GPU: PowerVR SGX530
- RAM Memory: 512 MB DDR3
- Flash memory: 4 GB eMMC
microSD slot, USB 2.0 type A host port, 10/100 Ethernet, mini-USB 2.0 client port, 2x UARTs, 1x ADC connector, 1x CAN, 3x I2C, 1x Buzzer out, 1x Safety switch, 12x PWM output channels, 1 PPM/S.Bus in, 1x Power brick and 1x Battery backup (1 LiPo cell)
ROS Hydromedusa comes preinstalled in the Erle-brain, the flight computer contained in Erle-copter.
PXFmini autopilot shield
Erle Robotics maintains a Documentation that mean to instruct how to use their technology.
A video series about how to code autonomous behaviors for drones with this technology is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39WpgKDjDfVfiNVG47DBi93wsh2XHKVO.
Check out Erle Robotics official youtube channel to watch work done using ROS.
Post in our forum at http://forum.erlerobotics.com/.