Hi, I'm Mike Hamer. I moved to Zürich, Switzerland in 2011 to study a Master's degree in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zürich. Before that, I completed a double Bachelor with Honors in Computer Engineering and Computer Science in Perth, Australia - my home town. If you'd like to know more about me, read my extended bio or feel free to contact me.
In the second of six tutorials, we setup a joystick to work with the ROS environment, and use it to fly the AR.Drone. Software is highly commented for those who are interested.
In the first of six tutorials, I take a look at controlling the AR.Drone through ROS. I cover getting setup with the software and connecting to and flying the drone.
My contributions include major bug fixes, enabling additional drone feedback, enabling real-time feedback and increasing driver configurability.
I was part of the core team on the FAA project. I programmed the system GUI, task-scheduling algorithm, hardware bridges and quadrotor waypoint following algorithms.
I periodically contribute tutorials based on my Master's project to Robohub.