BeagleBoard/bb blue api v2

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A short summary of the idea will go here.

Student: Student
Mentors: Jason Kridner
GSoC: GSoC entry


This project is currently just a proposal.


Please complete the requirements listed on the ideas page and fill out this template.

About you

IRC: Freenode IRC nickname
Github: Github account
School: School name
Country: Country
Primary language (We have mentors who speak multiple languages): Language
Typical work hours (We have mentors in various time zones): 8AM-5PM US Eastern
Previous GSoC participation: Provide list of URLs for previous participation or tell us why you want to participate here. No previous experience required.

About your project

Project name: Super Awesome Project


In 10-20 sentences, what are you making, for whom, why and with what technologies (programming languages, etc.)? (We are looking for open source SOFTWARE submissions.)


Provide a development timeline with a milestone each of the 11 weeks. (A realistic timeline is critical to our selection process.)

2017-06-06: Milestone #1
2017-06-13: Milestone #2
2017-06-20: Milestone #3
2017-06-27: Milestone #4
2017-07-04: Milestone #5
2017-07-11: Milestone #6
2017-07-18: Milestone #7
2017-07-25: Milestone #8
2017-08-01: Milestone #9
2017-08-08: Milestone #10
2017-08-15: Milestone #11

Experience and approach

In 5-15 sentences, convince us you will be able to successfully complete your project in the timeline you have described.

I am a fourth-year undergraduate student studying in India. Besides having a key interest towards networking, robotics and systems-related courses I also like hacking on embedded electronics. I like to work on an open-source project this summer because it is interesting and contributing to the project is fun and exciting. I did not work much on open-source before, but I have some idea about how things work in open-source community which seem to be very fascinating.

Accurate and Augmented Localization and Mapping for Indoor Quadcopters: In this project, a state-estimation system for Quadcopters operating in indoor environment is developed that enables the quadcopter to localize itself on a globally scaled map reconstructed by the system. To estimate the pose and the global map, we use ORB-SLAM, fused with onboard metric sensors along with a 2D LIDAR mounted on the Quadcopter which helps in robust tracking and scale estimation. [github]

Enhancing ORB-SLAM using IMU and Sonar: Increased the accuracy and robustness of ORB-SLAM by integrating Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) by fusing the IMU and sonar measurements. The scale of the map is estimated by a closed form Maximum Likelihood approach. [github]

Semi-Autonomous Quadcopter for Person Following: Developed an IBVS based robotic system, implemented on Parrot AR Drone, which is capable of following a person or any moving object and simultaneously measuring the localized coordinates of the quadcopter, on a scaled map. [github]

API Support for Beaglebone Blue: Created easy-to-use APIs for Beaglebone Blue. With these APIs, applications can be directly ported onto the board. This project was a collaboration of with the University of California, San Diego as part of Google Summer of Code 2016. [github]

Intelligent Parking System for Autonomous Robot: Using Beaglebone Black as an onboard microcontroller, the robot finds the park set-point by matching features using SURF descriptors on the template image and directs the actuators connected to PRU (Programmable Real-time Unit).

I plan all my work properly and sketch out a perfect routine so that the work planned gets completed within the given time. I always sketch out priorities and keep priority management above time management. My policy is: “Hard-work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard !!”. I strongly feel that striving to know something is the best way to learn something. I can assure that I will work around 50-55 hours a week without any other object of interest. I also hope for lot of learning experience throughout the program and come closer to the open-source world.


What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn’t around?


If successfully completed, what will its impact be on the community? Include quotes from community members who can be found on and


Is there anything else we should have asked you?