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Sep 2018
Umarpreet Singh
@umarpreet1
Sep 07 2018 05:45
Hello everyone, I wants to use dronekit-android for my college project. I want that instead of selecting way-points on the map and then following that path, it should follow the path generated by me using another app. Can anyone tell me what to do and where to start from
Esteban Gallardo
@EstebanGameDevelopment
Sep 07 2018 07:50
@umarpreet1 You can start by setting up the simulator SITL and with the "hello world" tutorial.
Esteban Gallardo
@EstebanGameDevelopment
Sep 07 2018 07:55
You can use it to send vector velocity commands and goto GPS commands.
Umarpreet Singh
@umarpreet1
Sep 07 2018 10:41
Thanks @EstebanGameDevelopment my project is actually path optimization of drone over a given. So that part is done ,that app generates an optimized path. Now i want that my drone should follow that optimized path . Will your work be able to do the same ?
Esteban Gallardo
@EstebanGameDevelopment
Sep 07 2018 10:46
@umarpreet1 Optimized path only make sense if you are working with ground drones. Maybe I'm missing something but a flying drone goes from point A to B in a straight line. If you are working with ground drones the problem of pathfinding is complex. You can get help using the SDK of Google, they did the work of pathfinding a long time ago. You can get the SDK and instructions how to use it: https://developers.google.com/optimization/routing/
Umarpreet Singh
@umarpreet1
Sep 07 2018 10:50
@EstebanGameDevelopment by optimized time i mean that minimum time to cover the given area for survey ,it is obvious that optimized path between two points is straight line
Esteban Gallardo
@EstebanGameDevelopment
Sep 07 2018 10:57
ok, sorry if it was obvious. My code only allows to send to the drone the GPS coordinates you want to send the drone. Good luck with your project.
Umarpreet Singh
@umarpreet1
Sep 07 2018 11:04
@EstebanGameDevelopment sorry bro if i was rude. But i want the same thing you have done . Just clear my doubt that instead of selecting these cordinates on map i can send drone to my coordinates.