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Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Dronecode Project 24

garymortimer writes with news about a project that hopes to create an open source code platform for drones. "The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the founding of the Dronecode Project. The Project will bring together existing open source drone projects and assets under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation. The result will be a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Founding members include 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation, Qualcomm, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec. Dronecode includes the APM UAV software platform and associated code, which until now has been hosted by 3D Robotics, a world leader in advanced UAV autopilot and autonomous vehicle control. The company was co-founded by Chris Anderson, formerly editor-in-chief of Wired"
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Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Dronecode Project

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  • That should make it a lot easier to hack, and sieze control of the drones!
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      It is already trivially easy to hack most open source drones. The majority of users don't change their telemetry radio settings from the default, and there is no encryption.

      http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA598977

  • by Pumpkin Tuna ( 1033058 ) on Monday October 13, 2014 @08:49AM (#48129707)

    SkyNet!

  • I'm looking forward to the branch of development that can take out other drones such as Amazon Monopolizers and assorted police / military drones. Possible features include pointing lasers to 'paint' them for arduino controlled ground based rapidfire paintball targeting, spraying crazy glue or webbing into their rotors, and of course flipping the damn things over. Set up a hawk's perch with some solar panels & magnetic inductance charger, fella could have a good time in Vegas w a few of these.

  • by bill_mcgonigle ( 4333 ) * on Monday October 13, 2014 @09:45AM (#48130147) Homepage Journal

    Drones kill brown babies. Aerobots deliver tacos.

  • they want their open source drone platform back. http://robots-everywhere.com/p... [robots-everywhere.com]
  • T as in Terrestrial. Not having been much into UAV's, to me, the most impressive UTV is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]

  • They might as well invite the NSA as you can bet they will be all over this code and group anyway. It reminds me of the guy who built a cheap and effective cruise missile. First they shut him down in the US so he moved I believe to New Zealand where the US governemnt again shut him down. The missles were not armed and the guy hand machined small jet engines to push the missles and laptops for internal guidance systems. In essence he took a two million dollar machine and reduced it to an effective mach

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