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Ros-independent Gazebo plugin for Ardupilot's SITL (How to contribute)

Hey, guys.

I've been working with my team in a Gazebo plugin for Ardupilot's SITL that does not depend on ROS. Basically, the plugin tracks a target present in the World and sends a waypoint to the SITL simulator based on the position of the target, while continuously updating the pose of the model to which it is attached according to the pose of the aircraft being simulated on SITL.

The plugin uses several Gazebo API's routines and communicates with Ardupilot's SITL through Mavlink, but it's still straightforward enough to be used as reference for Gazebo/Mavlink beginners, or as a base for more elaborated plugins.

My question is if there's interest of the community to have this plugin integrated as part of the set of pre-existing Gazebo plugins. And, if so, which steps should be taken to integrate it.

Thanks.

[Figure: The plugin is attatched to the quadrotor, causing it to follow the gray sphere.] image description

Ros-independent Gazebo plugin for Ardupilot's SITL (How to contribute)

Hey, guys.

I've been working with my team in a Gazebo plugin for Ardupilot's SITL that does not depend on ROS. Basically, the plugin tracks a target present in the World and sends a waypoint to the SITL simulator based on the position of the target, while continuously updating the pose of the model to which it is attached according to the pose of the aircraft being simulated on SITL.

The plugin uses several Gazebo API's routines and communicates with Ardupilot's SITL through Mavlink, but it's still straightforward enough to be used as reference for Gazebo/Mavlink beginners, or as a base for more elaborated plugins.

My question is if there's interest of the community to have this plugin integrated as part of the set of pre-existing Gazebo plugins. And, if so, which steps should be taken to integrate it.

Thanks.

[Figure: The plugin is attatched to the quadrotor, causing it to follow the gray sphere.] image description