The world's most versatile, trusted and open autopilot

ArduPilot is the most advanced, full-featured and reliable open source autopilot software available. It is the only autopilot software capable of controlling almost 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 2021 Projects

  • Will Piper
    Custom Firmware Builder
    A web based program that allows users to select a custom set of features to be included in a reduced ArduPilot firmware that uses less flash memory....
  • Arsh Pratap
    Native ROS2 support
    This project serves as a modification to the Project “Porting MAVROS for ROS2” and instead aims to provide Ardupilot with native support for ROS2...
  • rishabhsingh3003
    Precision Landing Improvements using Depth Camera
    Precision landing has been a popular feature that has attracted many research groups and professionals worldwide. ArduPilot’s implementation has been...