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Top Simulation Tools for Drone Development

Introduction Simulation is increasingly critical for efficient drone development, and robotics in general. As such, many simulation tools have been developed to help tackle wide-ranging questions from mechanical layout to autonomous behavior validation – and everything between. But with so many use cases and simulation options available, how do you decide what tools are best […]

Simulation: Driving Efficiency and Innovation in Robotics Development

Introduction Let’s face it: building a robot can be a daunting task. Engineers have the challenge of getting multiple systems – perception, planning, navigation, telemetry, control, communication, power, etc. – to work together in an environment where mistakes are at best extremely expensive, and at worst plain dangerous. It’s no wonder that simulation is rapidly […]

Stereo Vision Systems for Drones

Introduction In our last article on stereo depth, we discussed how stereo vision systems can be used to map an environment in 3D, as well as some pros and cons stereo vision has over other mapping approaches. In this article, we will explore some use cases for stereo vision systems in drone and UAS development, […]

An Introduction to Stereo Depth

Introduction Depth perception is the ability to perceive the distance of objects in our environment. It was a critical evolutionary step for our ancestors to be able to accurately estimate their surroundings to hunt, navigate, and avoid dangerous predators. In robotics, various sensor techniques are used to replicate the ability of our eyes to map a […]

State of the Art in 2D Real-Time Object Detection

Object detection is the ability to determine “what” an object is and “where” it is in an image, video, or other type of sensor data. It is critical for a variety of robotics and AI applications because it allows these systems to process and understand large amounts of data automatically. For example, object detection could […]

Top Packages for Behavior Development in ROS

There comes a time in every robot development project where you break something expensive. In the best case no one is hurt and no one’s property is damaged. But if you are building robots for the real-world (not just for yourself), ensuring your system is safe, reliable, and performant must be a top priority or […]

An Introduction to Behavior Trees

If you’ve been following our work at Adinkra, you know we are developing flexible behavior systems for many kinds of robotics applications and products. One of the most important methods we use to do this involves what are called behavior trees. Behavior trees allow our team to develop modular robotic behaviors for various tasks in […]

The Future of Robotics is Now and it’s Open-Source

If you are anything like us, you probably have this nagging feeling that the future is now! If not, then we will do our best to change your mind and show you some cool robotics projects in the process. Do you remember all the buzz about delivery drones being right around the corner, as far […]