The worlds most advanced open source autopilot

ArduPilot is the most advanced, full-featured and reliable open source autopilot software available. It is the only autopilot software capable of controlling any vehicle system imaginable, from conventional airplanes, multirotors, and helicopters, to rovers and boats and even submarines. Most recently it has been expanded to support new emerging vehicle types including quad-planes, compound helicopters, tilt-rotors and tilt wings VTOLs.

ArduPilot runs natively on a wide variety of hardware platforms from the very popular Pixhawk flight controller (32bit ARM) to the advanced Intel Aero linux flight controller (see full list here:

The ArduPilot team is lead by an experienced group of passionate and world class developers from all over the world with expertise in Extended Kalman Filters, control theory, embedded programming, Linux and much more.

A welcoming and friendly group of developers that is happy to share their knowledge with you but also with too many interesting projects to complete on their own. An engaged group of partner companies provides the hardware and financial support for the group. They could use your help!

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ArduPilot 2017 Projects

    Make APMRover2 a reference of generic UGV platform
    The ardupilot features are already numerous and I already worked on helping ardupilot to have good compatibility with ROS. Ardupilot rover version...
  • Sebastian Quilter
    Safe Return-To-Launch for ArduPilot
    This project aims to develop a "safe" return-to-launch feature for ArduCopter. This feature allows a copter to autonomously return to its home...
  • Miguel Arroyo
    Sensor Head Port
    My Proposal for the Sensor Head Port