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3D Robotics
Human vs AI drone racing

From NASA JPL

The race, held on Oct. 12, capped off two years of research into drone autonomy funded by Google. The company was interested in JPL's work with vision-based…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 12:41am — No Comments

RTK GPS accuracy demo

Added by TopXGun on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Gens ace & Tattu Black Friday Event Detail, Free drone ? Battery deal ?

This year’s black Friday, you can find many amazing deals on genstattu.com. Many are the best deals of the year.

Firstly we are sending out a Xiao mi 4K drone as the prize of the lucky draw, which is worth $589, this is the biggest giveaway on genstattu.com of the year. Whoever come share our event page on their social media account can enter, no purchases required, it’s completely free.

Secondly you can get the best deals on batteries.  We have selected 17…

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Added by Flora Lai on November 22, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
First pass at a Drone family tree diagram

For a presentation I'm doing I tried to explain how the modern drone industry grew out of the intersection of two communities, RC and robotics, and although they didn't merge, they did both evolve. 

Here's where this community comes in, bridging those two…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 22, 2017 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Real time Drone Navigation and Telemetry Dashboard over 4G/LTE | Setup your drone with FlytBase Cloud

This video demonstrates, how to setup your drone with FlytBase Cloud. You can send real-time navigation commands, get telemetry and payload data using FlytConsole LIVE dashboard. FlytBase Cloud helps you connect your drones to the cloud. Set UAV missions, get telemetry and payload data remotely over 4G/LTE.





FlytBase…

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Added by Achal Negi on November 22, 2017 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Tattu 1800mah 4S 75C Battery review: long flight time for FPV drones

Today we’re going to find out how long it takes to charge the Tattu 4s 1800mah 75c and what the real world flight time is, in comparison to 1300 mAh batteries which are more common for racing drones.

When it comes to racing quadcopters, flight time is not as important as it is in the case of cruising drones. More important is the take-off weight and you need to keep it as low…

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Added by sarah lee on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Pixhawk Mini now just $139

 

Last year, we introduced the Pixhawk Mini, a small, efficient autopilot designed in collaboration with HobbyKing specifically for the Dronecode PX4 1.6 stack. It’s been put to work on a variety of projects, and many of you use it to build DIY quads, planes,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 21, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment


3D Robotics
Preview of upcoming Dronecode/PX4 multi-camera VIO feature

Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) is a way to do position estimation and navigation without GPS, which is both useful for drones inside and for self-driving cars. Coming to the next release of the Dronecode/PX4 stack. 

Added by Chris Anderson on November 20, 2017 at 5:47pm — 7 Comments

ADS-B technology in UAV

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Added by Konrad Cioch on November 20, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Skywalker Titan 2160mm FPV Aircraft Model

    Skywalker Titan is first V-tail aircraft with twin-motor from skywalker. Skywalker Naja is the first V-tail of Skywalker that is equipped with good and steady flying function.

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Added by Ellen Zhu on November 20, 2017 at 1:06am — 5 Comments


3D Robotics
Great YouTube channel on using Dronekit, APM

Tiziano Fiorenzani, an Italian engineer now working in the US, has one of the best YouTube channels on using open source drone software, especially, APM, Dronekit and Python. Above is just one example, on Drone Delivery with Python:

We are going to write a script that connects with the vehicle and waits for the operator…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Defiance PRO - OpenSource

Now Open Sourced at your disposal!

You can download the part files in part section. Enjoy :)

https://armattanproductions.com/pages/shop_product_grid/30

Special thanks to Chris and Natasha from Armattan…

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Added by Dragan on November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

3D printed tricopter - latest version.

Thought I'd share some pics of my latest tricopter, it'll be the 10th version and the second 'flying prototype' (with any luck).

The design has come a long way, I suspect its still over target weight but I *really* want to get this thing flying.

Its all printed in…

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Added by Bob Morley on November 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tersus Announces Precis Board Firmware V1.15 Release

We are glad to release the latest firmware update to Precis OEM boards, the 1.15 version. Firmware V1.15 provides users with more robust RTK fix solution and accuracy. It provides other improved performance such as RTK solution of long baseline. Some known issues have been fixed as well. All update improves RTK positioning performance and high-precision navigation in more challenging…

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Added by Tersus GNSS on November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Condition surveying with UAVs and Sputnik GIS

Spuntik GIS is widely used in condition surveying. Hi-definition 3D-models of buildings and constructions allows specialist to detect defects and deformations, more than, it is available to vectorize and save such areas using *.kml editor.  Therefore, the result of inspection is 3D-map of defects and deformations.…

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on November 15, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

DroneePlotter-in Browser Flight Log Analiser Tool got Privacy and many other cool features.

Last time i introduced DroneePlotter which is completely free  in browser flight log analiser tool for Ardupilot and PX4 log files.

After many feebdacks we have added many features to DroneePlotter .

1.we added lz4 compression support for upload and download of the files.Lz4 compresses binary files around 50%, Which means you…

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Added by Tomi Piriyev on November 13, 2017 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

DIY Air Data Computer Asgard

The air data computer Asgard is out. It is a unit designed for DIYers, size and weight are compatible (fixation tabs have the same dimensions of standards servo tabs) with low-cost RC applications.  Some aspects will be changed as per users feedback. Be sure to checkout the project…

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Added by Jose.L.Jr on November 9, 2017 at 12:15pm — 6 Comments

Evaluating the efficiency of a sensorless propeller drive using UAVCAN GUI Tool

So we were testing certain stuff in our lab yesterday, and I thought, why don't we share our approach? That would be such a great way to show off the capabilities of the UAVCAN GUI Tool. Check this out:

The video features the following products and instruments:…

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Added by Zubax Robotics on November 7, 2017 at 8:15am — 3 Comments

Getting Started with FlytBase Cloud - Setup a Virtual Drone

Hey Everyone, we are creating this tutorial series to help you connect your drones to Cloud. (You can use your existing setup with a CC and 4G/LTE dongle)

FlytBase Cloud helps you connect your drones to the cloud. Set UAV missions, get telemetry and payload…

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Added by Achal Negi on November 7, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

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