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Other drones besides Parrot Mambo FPV

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KAE
KAE on 24 Jun 2019
Commented: Ali Buendia on 23 Mar 2020
I am looking to buy a camera drone and process the images in Matlab. Since this is new to me, I would like easy integration with Matlab. Matlab has a lot of support for the Parrot Mambo FPV drone, but Parrot has confirmed it is discontinuing its minidrones. If you have sucessfully used the Matlab Parrot support package with other Parrot drones, like the Bebop 2, I would like to know.

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Ennio Verderese
Ennio Verderese on 29 Oct 2019
Hi,
The mambo are being made exclusively for FTW Robotics
i hope this helps

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Srijith Vijay
Srijith Vijay on 14 Aug 2019
Hello Ali and KAE,
The drone hardware business is changing fast, so it is unlikely that any of today’s hardware will still be shipping a few years from now.
MathWorks is continuously evaluating drone hardwares to ensure that our user community will have options to work with drones in MATLAB/Simulink.
For example, we are currently evaluating the support for Parrot Anafi, Ryze Tello etc. in MATLAB/Simulink.
Hope this helps.
Thanks,
Srijith

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KAE
KAE on 14 Aug 2019
Thank you. I know it is a moving target but it would be nice to include support for the DJI drones due to their widespread use, or perhaps a user who has succeded connecting Matlab to the DJI drone SDK could be 'interviewed' for one of the Matlab blogs.

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Christopher Stapels
Christopher Stapels on 19 Mar 2020
We have just released the MATLAB Support Package for Ryze Tello Drones . You can see examples in the Support Package Documentation.

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I am not sure why DJI decided to manufacture the drones that way. I would guess it is a firmware difference between the two. The cost difference is small, but at the low cost of the drone it may be more significant. I havent had the chance to try the advanced features of the EDU model that I have yet.
junnet
junnet on 20 Mar 2020
I did some digging around and according to SDK 1.3 for the Tello (which I assume is used by the regular model), it also supports the "emergency" and "go x y z speed" commands. However, the equivalent MATLAB functions "abort" and "move" are only supported on the EDU version. I'd be interested in finding out why.
Would it be possible for me to implement those same functions (as well as others) on my own without too much trouble using plain MATLAB? Or will I need some other toolboxes/addons?
Decisions! Decisions!
In any case, thanks again for the great work!

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Srijith Vijay
Srijith Vijay on 27 Jun 2019
Hi KAE,
The MATLAB Support Package for Parrot Drones will start supporting the Parrot Bebop2 drone from the July update.
-Srijith

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junnet
junnet on 15 Oct 2019
Given that the Mambo is now discontinued and getting harder to get, support for another drone within the same price range would be wonderful.
Srijith Vijay
Srijith Vijay on 15 Oct 2019
As mentioned in the answer above, we are evaluating support for the Ryze Tello drone which is in the same price range as the Mambo.
Ali Buendia
Ali Buendia on 15 Oct 2019
The Tello drone seems like a good option. We are starting to use it with Python & It'd be fantastic to have enabled in Matlab.

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Ennio Verderese
Ennio Verderese on 29 Oct 2019
Hi,
The mambo are being made exclusively for FTW Robotics
i hope this helps

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