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 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 […]

We’ve designed Erle-Spider to deliver an open, low cost and Linux-based robot that brings robotics to the people. To show it to the world we’ve put together a little game. Here’s how it works:   Erle-Spider is crawling around our offices and life streaming video of what it sees at The robot can be moved […]

Erle-Spider is the first legged drone powered by ROS and running Snappy Ubuntu Core. This smart robot with a 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor runs Linux natively and embeds several sensors onboard. The hexapod has been designed to meet the increasing demand of robot kits to learn, research and develop while being subject to low […]