What is Parrot-Sphinx¶
Parrot-Sphinx is a simulation tool initially thought to cover the needs of Parrot engineers developing drone software.
The main concept is to run a Parrot drone firmware on a PC, in an isolated environment well separated from the host system. Gazebo is largely used to simulate the physical and visual surroundings of the drone.
It comes with several friendly features:
Visualize flight data at runtime via your web browser
Modify drone’s behaviour at runtime
Entirely scriptable (using command lines)
Build your own scenes
Video sensor and streaming
Connect to any kind of controller, such as Freeflight running on a smartphone.
Can be run remotely (e.g. on a distant server)