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)