Installation procedure#

Register Parrot Sphinx’ PPA to your system#

Setup your computer to accept packages from the Parrot server.

$ curl --fail --silent --show-error --location | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/ > /dev/null
$ echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/] $(lsb_release -cs) main generic" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
$ sudo apt update


The server ‘’ is now deprecated. If you previously installed Parrot Sphinx from this server, please migrate to ‘’ using the commands above after deleting the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

Install the core application ‘sphinx’#

The core application is basically in charge of the physical modeling and simulation of the drone. It requires an UE4 application to be run in parallel.

$ sudo apt install parrot-sphinx


As told at the end of the installation, you need to log out from your session, then relog to complete the installation.

Install one or more UE4 applications#

What we call here an UE4 application is an Unreal Engine 4 project specially built to run with the core application.

Several worlds are available on the PPA and can be easily installed. To list up all available applications, you can do as follows:

$ sudo apt update
$ apt-cache search parrot-ue4


Note that a single application can take a lot of disk space. Several GBytes. So before installing, check that your system partition has enough room.

To install the simplest and smallest application, do:

$ sudo apt install parrot-ue4-empty