Following from our previous short video series about learning ROS, our team is glad to announce a new video series containing tutorials that cover the Robot Operating System 2.0 (ROS 2.0).   For those that still don’t know about it, the Robot Operative System (ROS) is an open-source, meta-operating system for your robot maintained by […]


Originally posted at https://www.dronecode.org/news-faq/blogs/2016/01/pxfmini-open-shield-raspberry-pi-zero-released-erle-robotics: Erle Robotics, a Silver member of the Dronecode has just announced a new 69 € autopilot shield for Raspberry Pi Zero: the PXFmini. This tiny daughter board allows anyone to create ready-to-fly autopilots with support for Dronecode’s APM and PX4 (a work in progress) flight stacks on top of the inexpensive […]


  Following up with the PixHawk Fire Cape (PXF) series that was started a while ago, I’m happy to announce the PXFmini, an open autopilot shield for the Raspberry Pi. This autopilot shield allows anyone to create ready-to-fly autopilots with support for Dronecode’s APM flight stack priced at only 69 €. The shield has been designed with […]


As roboticists, we, at Erle have discovered experimentally that in many senses when creating software for robots and drones, it’s best to do it with your own hardware. Alan Kay said once that “If you are truly serious about software, you should create your hardware” and our experience has just confirmed that every single week. […]


  Erle Robotics has taken much from this open hardware environment that has been created around the Dronecode Foundation and we are willing to give back. It’s worth mentioning that one of the most relevant players of the current situation is the PX4 team led by Lorenz Meier which has truly been an inspiration for many and […]


Pere Molins, Sabine Hauert and Dirk Gorissen have just released a video showing their research about drone swarming using Erle-Brain autopilot. Their aim was to build a demonstrator system that involved 3 aerial robots flying in formation and covering an area collaboratively in a proper, fully decentralised, swarming style. For this demonstrator, Erle-Brain and Erle-Copter […]


The DJI manifold has been presented as the new revolution for drones, a new concept for 500$ which does exactly the same as Erle-Brain 2 (217$) does, but doubling the price.   This new board is nothing new when compared to other existing embedded platforms including the sole novelty of having support for Snappy Ubuntu […]


Since we made Erle-Brain we’ve got a lot of feedback on what’s most used and useful for users. With this in mind we are happy to announce we have released a new version of our brain: Erle-Brain 2, a more powerful unit, smaller, faster and cheaper brain for building robots and drones.   Erle-Brain 2 […]