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In the research world, the Friday experiment is what researchers often do at the end of a hard working week. Basically, they give a…Continue
Flying Wing for Search and Rescue
I've been working on designing a flying wing UAV since 2 months now. Human search and rescue using an autonomous drone is the prime objective of this project.
One of the major aim of our project is to show how a visual human detection system that uses images from a normal camera can be implemented in software. The system would fit into the larger context of disaster…Continue
ConservationDrones.org has benefited tremendously from the generous support of many groups. We are launching a new initiative to pay this forward.
If you have 'preloved' drone equipment in working order that are just lying around gathering dust and rust, why not donate them to needy users, especially student groups, around the world who might be struggling to build their first drone for…Continue
This is some footage shot with the second version of the thermal imaging camera which I tested earlier on (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/testing-a-small-thermal-imaging-camera).
The second version of…Continue
This article is part four in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a…Continue