Where should I go next? Is there any ROS package or stack that can be used as a tutorial/sample to use ardrone_autonomy?¶
Absolutely. Here are some examples:
“falkor_ardrone” is a ROS package which uses the “ardrone_autonomy” package to implement autonomous control functionality on an AR.Drone.
State Estimation, Autopilot and GUI for ardrone.
This ROS stack includes a series of very basic nodes to show users how to develop applications that use the ardrone_autonomy drivers for the AR drone 1.0 and 2.0 quadrotor robot.
This repository contains the source-code for the Up and flying with the AR.Drone and ROS tutorial series, published on [Robohub](http://www.robohub.org).
AR Drone simulation in Gazebo, compatible with ardrone_autonomy.
How can I report a bug, submit patches or ask for a feature?¶
github offers a nice and convenient issue tracking and social coding platform, it can be used for bug reports and pull/feature request. This is the preferred method. You can also contact the author directly.
Why the ARDroneLib has been patched?¶
The ARDrone 2.0.1 SDK has been patched to 1) Enable the lib only build 2) Make its command line parsing compatible with ROS and 3) To fix its weird main() function issue. The patched SDK is being hosted on an external repository.
Why the wifi bandwidth usage is too much?¶
The driver has been configured by default to use the maximum bandwidth allowed to ensure the best quality video stream possible (please take a look at default values in parameters section). That is why the picture quality received from Drone 2.0 using this driver is far better than what you usually get using other software. If for any reason you prefer the lower quality* video stream, change bitrate_ctrl_mode, max_bitrate and bitrate parameters to the default values mentioned in the AR-Drone developer guide.
Please note that lower quality does not mean lower resolution. By configuring AR-Drone to use bitrate control with limits, the picture gets blurry when there is a movement.
What is the default configuration for the front camera video stream?¶
Drone 1: 320x240@15fps UVLC Codec Drone 2: 640x360@20fps H264 codec with no record stream
Can I control multiple drones using a single PC? or can I make my drone connect to a wireless router?¶
Since version 1.4, the driver supports connecting to multiple AR-Drones from a single PC. Thanks to efforts and patches provided by @kbogert. For more information please check this wiki page.