Erle Robotics Unveils PiZero USV Boat

By Caroline Rees / 25 May 2016

Erle-Boat USVErle Robotics has unveiled the latest addition to its fleet of PiZero Smart robotic solutions. The Erle-Boat is a Linux-based smart aquatic vehicle that uses ROS (the Robot Operating System) and award-winning APM software autopilot to achieve different navigations modes.

APM Autopilot features include point-and-click programming and configuration for a quick and easy set-up. It also offers multiple command modes; including Acro, Stabilize, Loiter, Alt-hold, Return To Launchpoint, Land, Simple, Guided, Position, Circle, Follow Me, GeoFence, and Auto (which runs fully scripted missions using GPS waypoints).

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This latest device builds on the success of the PiZero Drone and PiZero Rovers. All models incorporate the Erle’s revolutionary PXFmini autopilot shield for the Raspberry Pi family 0/1/2/3.

“Schools, Universities and the Maker community are driving demand for our PXFmini, with a wide range of end uses, including our range of PiZero Drone kits, and a host of projects to create smart robotics,” said Carlos Urage CEO of Erle Robotics.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact