High flying hijinks can be had by all with the Aerial Automaton. This project consists of the development of a working autonomous Multirotor Aerial Vehicle (MAV), a type of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The MAV utilizes a state-of-the-art flight controller, which along with sensor input allows for safe flying and operation, independent of the pilot’s experience level. The flight controller employs NuttX, a real-time, variant of Linux, operating system and the computer programming is done in C, C++, and python. A working proof of concept model will serve as an important first step towards future development and testing. For this phase, safety is the primary focus, and will bring the power of MAV flight to the masses.
Aerial Automaton: Flying With Computers