A Survey on Intermediation Architectures

It is true that there are many different solutions regarding interconnectivity and interoperability for networked robots so that they will fulfil their purposes in a coordinated manner. Middleware architectures are becoming increasingly popular due to the advantages that they are capable of guaranteeing (hardware abstraction, information homogenization, easy access for the applications above, etc.). There

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UAV simulations in ROS and Gazebo

When using ROS and Gazebo in robotics simulation what the roboticist want to avoid is the reinvention of the wheel. Therefore having these tools installed and working, the users could utilise packages that implement UAVs equipped with all the required features. Depending on the application, there are UAV implementations available which have many common characteristics

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Control a ROS-enabled UAV (Functionality)

The teleoperation application is a prototype of a fully working application yet has not optimised in areas such as functionality and appearance to be commercially available. The application consists of three main screens. The first screen appears when the application is loaded as the central hub (fig.1). From this point, the operator has a complete

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Control a ROS-enabled UAV (Implementation)

The implementation of the application was based on three UIViewControllers embedded in navigation controllers (fig.1). The navigation between the screens was accomplished using segues. In the projects’ workspace, three external libraries have been imported, namely: SocketRocket RBManager MKMapView As long as the control tab is enabled, the control messages are published in a continuous rate

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