location_city Online schedule May 6th 12:00 - 12:30 PM place Grand Ball Room 1

Fault tolerant, concurrent, distributed and functional with superior binary wrangling capabilities and network/device connectivity - the Erlang platform designed to run the world's telephony systems also turns out to be a perfect fit for autonomous aerial vehicle control software.

In this presentation Robin will give a brief introduction to  the world of autonomous aircraft, autopilots, onboard companion computers, ground stations and communication links. He will demonstrate the use of his open source Elixir MAVLink library to communicate with an Ardupilot autopilot from Elixir code, which in turn will control an  accurate X-Plane simulation of a large UAV he has been working with since 2014.


Target Audience

Those curious about Elixir/Erlang, UAVs and presentations with more visually exciting crashes

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