heebie-jeebiesSimulating the use of drones within the International Space Station's structure, while adapting existing design or proposing new designs to fill the service role of autonomous payload transport around ISS and other orbital and zero g structures.
This project is solving the ZERO GEE Bee – Your Friendly Neighborhood Drone challenge. Description
Using the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework and Gazebo simulation environment, along with MeshLab, Solidworks and Blender we created a model of a drone and a test environment similar to the inside of the International Space Station. We were able to direct the drone within the model and review scale and size.
Key Project Landmarks
Create a model of a drone designed for safe zero g operation and equipped with a grabber
Install and run Gazebo successfully and understand the control behaviour
Build a testing world containing a drone model and a model of the ISS Destiny Laboratory
Render the drone model inside the testing world and 'fly' it around ISS
License: Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0)
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/tum-vision/tum_simulator