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Tuesday, October 6 • 16:00 - 16:50
Linux - The Future For Drones - Lucas De Marchi, Intel

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UAVs have historically been using microcontrollers for flight control and sensor processing. With more sensors, more CPU-intensive and memory-hungry algorithms to control them these lower-end platforms are becoming limited.

Since last year the Ardupilot project supports more boards in which it's possible to run Linux, leveraging all the already-existent tools, drivers and ecosystem. Initially the Linux port was conceived for a single board using a specific daughter board with the needed sensors.

Lucas will show how the support for additional boards is being done and how this should be changed in future in order to foster the use of Linux in UAVs. He will also show a new board added to Ardupilot, the Minnow Board MAX, and how the challenges are being solved. In contrary to other approaches, here a single Linux board is used for both the low level stack and for executing other tasks.

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Lucas De Marchi

Software Engineer, Intel
Lucas has been working with Linux and open source software since his early days in university in 2005. He has contributed to many projects like the Linux kernel, systemd, connman, bluez and created others. Currently he's maintaining kmod and collaborating with a myriad of other projects across the Linux software stack. Since the beginning of 2015 he's also contributing to ardupilot, helping on its port to Linux.


Tuesday October 6, 2015 16:00 - 16:50
Liffey Meeting 3