April 22, 2015

Linux in the Air: Drone Systems Go Open-Source

 Not only is spring in the air, so is Linux. But this wasnât always the case. Early drones relied on either proprietary OSes or simple Arduino-based controllers such as the ArduPilot. While both of these approaches to drone control have been successful, they implicitly limit innovation -- the former because they are closed systems, and the latter because of limited computing power. The recent introduction of Linux-based drones will stimulate the UAV (Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle) market by creating more flexible, open platforms. Hereâs how Linux takes off ⦠literally.

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