UAV::Pilot, a Perl library for controlling the Parrot AR.Drone, has released version 0.5.
This was the big one. With the ffmpeg library installed, you can decode the h.264 video stream coming right off the drone, in real time. This is where UAV::Pilot starts to get really interesting, opening up applications like augmented reality games and object recognition.
I’m going to be taking a short break from working on UAV::Pilot for a while. After lazing about, I’ll start work on the next release, which will mostly be cleaning up the API and bugs.
Also, I’ll be giving a presentation on UAV::Pilot in September for the Madison Perlmongers Group, which I plan on recording.