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Environment for UAV Education

EasyChair Preprint no. 9969

12 pagesDate: April 14, 2023


Simulation tools are often used in robotics education to transfer theoretical knowledge into practical experience. The correlation between practical and real-world experience depends on the quality of the simulation environment and its ability to serve as a replacement for the real world. In this study an environment for UAV education is proposed, where the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical experience is achieved through the implementation of both simulation and real UAV deployment. Initially, this environment allows students to develop their applications in the simulation. Subsequently, in the later stages, they are able to easily deploy them into the educational UAV and test the solution in the drone laboratory. Compatibility between simulation and physical UAV is achieved by combining the appropriate components in both the simulation and physical UAV. The software technologies used include ROS, ArduPilot, and MavLink, while the hardware platform for the educational UAV was chosen as DroneCore.Suite by Airvolute s.r.o.. These technologies are not only suitable for the proposed environment but are also commonly used across the robotics field, which enhances relevant students competencies. Later in the article,  an example assignment is presented and described how to use the environment for UAV education in a classroom setting.

Keyphrases: Education, simulation, UAV

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Martin Sedláček and Eduard Mráz and Matej Rajchl and Jozef Rodina},
  title = {Environment for UAV Education},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9969},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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