Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) specialist Septentrio is aiming to increase ease-of-use and integration for its high-precision receivers with two new projects.
Both projects facilitate integration of centimeter-level reliable positioning into robotic and other machine automation applications.
The first of its two new open source resources, unveiled today, is the ROSaic software, a ROS (Robot Operating System) driver for the mosaic-X5 module as well as other Septentrio receivers.
It allows data from numerous sensors to be combined allowing high levels of autonomy for drones.
The second new product, mosaicHAT, is an open source hardware reference design combining mosaic-X5 with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer.
It facilitates accurate and reliable GNSS positioning for robotics and automation on a hardware level.
By plugging mosaicHAT into a compatible Raspberry Pi, users have access to high-accuracy positioning with a high update rate, ideal for machine navigation and control.
Gustavo Lopez, market access manager at Septentrio, commented: “We are excited about both the ROSaic driver and the mosaicHAT being part of the GitHub community and we highly appreciate the initial authors work as well as the future contributors.
“Both projects are available as open source, thus empowering the community to easily fit autonomous or robotic systems with highly accurate and reliable GNSS positioning technology,”