Dronecode Weekly Call: December 11, 2018

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Meeting ID: 229 568 741
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Agenda:

  • 30min update from projects and working group leads
  • General Q&A

Meeting notes below

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Updates from Project

Every project answers the following questions in 5min max:

  • What did you work last week?
  • What are you working on this week?

Dronecode SDK
Update by @JonasVautherin

  • Python generation, good progress, autogenerating the function arguments, and we have an example and run a mission from the python asyncio auto-generated code, almost ready to go
  • We had a contribution in the Makefile
  • offboard pull request that will be merged soon.
  • beginner label on Github is leading to contributions

Avoidance

Update by @thomasgubler

  • Improvements in stabilizing the architecture and code, unit tests, making codebase more robust
  • Making the avoidance be able to fly faster using only 1 camera
  • Pushing the speed limits we have currently, by a combination of working in the algorithm, plus config of sensors

Question: should we start testing regularly?

  • Action: Let’s bring testing up to team.

Flight Testing

Update by @Tony3dr

  • Weekly report
  • 31 flights, we had a couple of days of heavy rain
  • 2 prs tests
  • nuttx build
  • Action: when you mark something as not working that’s refering at your pixhawk mini, can we refrain this as an overall state of the board

QGC

Update by @rroche

  • No update this week.

PX4

Update by @dagar

  • Hardware test rack is coming up
  • @david_s5 working in getting us in sync with NuttX
    • Compressed ROMFS, helps with flash size.
    • Will probably be part of v1.9 but not for at release
  • Upstream NuttX build system to cmake
  • New Contributor: someone helped with snapdragon builds, let’s get the test team flying again.
    • Action: flight test snapdragon, do it on master for now.
    • Action: get Jenkins to build snapdragon binaries

MAVLink

  • No update this week.

Messaging
Update by @thomasgubler

  • Basically investigating a bug with the latest update of ROS2 the messaging ros com stopped working, there is a work around for people already using this, but we are looking for the breaking change, enganged with eprosima
  • Plan is still to tie various loose ends before working with the avoidance team, making a new example with avoidance and messaging architecture,
  • Very well planned with issues.
  • Action: check with @TSC21 on dev call.

No Questions or Feedback.

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