Questions tagged [autonomous]

Something that guides or controls all or part of its own functions.

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Autonomous Programmable Drone - Specs

Although this may sound Noob-ish, a few hours of Google searches has forced my hand. Perhaps this is not a basic question. I need to find a drone with the following capabilities: IMPORTANT: Able to ...
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How are IMU used to detect orientation with respect to ground?

I have seen some interesting videos of quadcopters floating autonomously and recovering from free-fall flight using only IMU. Can someone tell me how gravitational acceleration is detected and ...
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How to Simultaneously View and Record GoPro Content While Flying

I want to be able to remotely take pictures and start and stop video using a GoPro Hero 9 Black while it's attached to a quadcopter. The pictures will need to be saved to the GoPro's internal memory ...
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Are these methods of Drone Localization Techniques for a dark environment plausible?

I am working on a project where I need a quadcopter to accurately know its location relative to a starting point in a GPS denied environment in the dark. A quick overview of the project: The drone ...
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What are the steps to connect the Pixhawk to Auvidea J120 board using a telemetry cable?

I'm looking to get a connection between my Pixhawk and Onboard GPU using telemetry. However, it doesn't seem to be connecting for some reason. I followed the instructions given on this page - https://...
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Could a drone collect a river sample?

I know very little about drones, but I'm trying to learn if collecting river samples is something that could be done autonomously using commercial drones? Is it possible to give the drone some ...
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Do drones with inflight API access for control inputs exist?

I am a software engineer brand new to drones. I want a drone where I have full access to all of the flight controls programmatically. For example, I can run a python script and once executed, it ...
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

Most freely available autopilot-enabled flight control hardware and firmware for hobby/consumer-grade UAVs seem to have a rather fixed feature set. There are usually varying degrees of stabilization, ...