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Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming

An Ardupilot and Pixhawk Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 3-17
    3. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 19-46
    4. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 47-86
  3. Sequential Operation Mode

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 89-142
    3. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 143-236
    4. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 237-321
  4. Real-Time Mode

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 325-336
    3. Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela, Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes, Mauricio Mendez-Martinez, Humberto Sossa-Azuela
      Pages 337-356
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-439

About this book

Introduction

Learn how to program robotic vehicles with ardupilot libraries and pixhawk autopilot, both of which are open source technologies with a global scope. This book is focused on quadcopters but the knowledge is easily extendable to three-dimensional vehicles such as drones, submarines, and rovers.

Pixhawk and the ardupilot libraries have grown dramatically in popularity due to the fact that the hardware and software offer a real-time task scheduler, huge data processing capabilities, interconnectivity, low power consumption, and a global developer support.  

This book shows you how take your robotic programming skills to the next level. From hardware to software, Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming links theory with practice in the development of unmanned vehicles. By the end of this book, you’ll learn the pixhawk software and ardupilot libraries to develop your own autonomous vehicles. 

You will:

  • Model and implement elementary controls in any unmanned vehicle
  • Select hardware and software components during the design process of an unmanned vehicle
  • Use other compatible hardware and software development packages
  • Understand popular scientific and technical nomenclature in the field
  • Identify relevant complexities and processes for the operation of an unmanned vehicle

Keywords

Robotic Vehicles Autopilo SDK Arduino like programming Drones Autonomous Vehicles Unmanned Vehicles real-time robots on board processor c++ vehicles

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.FI UNAMCiudad de MexicoMexico
  2. 2.FI UNAMCiudad de MexicoMexico
  3. 3.CIDETEC IPNCiudad de MexicoMexico
  4. 4.UPIITA IPNCiudad de MéxicoMexico
  5. 5.CIC IPNCiudad de MéxicoMexico

About the authors

Julio Mendoza-Mendoza earned his computing doctoral degree at CIC IPN in 2016, where he specialized in underactuated robotics, UAS, and intelligent and nonlinear control. He also earned his advanced-technologies master degree and mechatronics-engineering bachelor at UPIITA IPN, in 2011 and 2008 respectively. Currently, Julio is working on 5 patents related to his research field and developing his flying serial-robot manipulator theory at FI UNAM through his postdoctoral 2017 DGAPA grant.

V. J. Gonzalez-Villela received his B.Eng. degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987 and 1993, respectively, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and a Ph.D. degree in Kinematics, Dynamics, and Nonlinear Systems applied to Mobile Robot Modelling and Control from Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, in 2006. He is currently a Titular Professor in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, UNAM. His research focuses on Mobile, Hybrid and Adaptive Robots, and Artificial Intuition.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming
  • Book Subtitle An Ardupilot and Pixhawk Approach
  • Authors Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza
    Victor Javier Gonzalez-Villela
    Gabriel Sepulveda-Cervantes
    Mauricio Mendez-Martinez
    Humberto Sossa-Azuela
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5531-5
  • Copyright Information Julio Alberto Mendoza-Mendoza, Victor Gonzalez-Villela 2020
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-5530-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-5531-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 439
  • Number of Illustrations 81 b/w illustrations, 138 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hardware and Maker
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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