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Percepto - computer vision for drones



My name is Raviv Raz and I am a co-founder of a really cool startup called Percepto. I really hope you will like it since it pretty much grew out of reading and following this…


Added by Raviv Raz on January 26, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments


Sometimes gear fails you! This was Cinecopter experience in Peru filming for animal planet!

Added by Rui Costa on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ground station survey

Ground stations are the means you have available in the field to interact with your autonomous vehicle, so they're a very important part of the toolset to conduct your work or hobby. The ground station as we know it now is not just there to support your activities to plan or execute the flight, they also contain functions for initial setups,…


Added by Gerard Toonstra on January 26, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Two aircrafts in 3D

Now have a closer look at our two aircrafts Cumulus One and Nimbo One, online!

Do feel free to take the time and enjoy every angle of our aircrafts…


Added by Little Smart Things on January 26, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Siemens contest winner uses IRIS for smart parking lot assistant demo

From Fast Company:

The next time you spend 20 minutes circling a…


Added by Chris Anderson on January 25, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Latest pictures from the 3D Robotics Tijuana factory

Back in June 2013, I shared some pictures from the then-new 3D Robotics Tijuana factory.  Here's another batch, showing the growth and progress there. It's buzzing and…


Added by Chris Anderson on January 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

Agrolytic: Cloud processing service for UAV agriculture data

Our team at Agrolytic spent the 2014 growing season in the fields, working with growers, and flying UAVs with different sensors. Our single goal was to create a practical, online service that empowers growers to benefit from the latest in sensor and big data processing technologies, but…


Added by Kyle Forbes on January 24, 2015 at 6:20pm — 3 Comments

Thermal imaging system for drones

I would like to introduce a thermal imaging system for drones and UAV systems made by european company Workswell s.r.o.

Basic parameters

Workswell Thermal Vision Pro is high-end and unique wireless thermal imaging solution with two cameras and storage for unmanned aerial vehicles, quadrocopters or drones. This…


Added by Jan Sova on January 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Drones for Science, Exploration and Conservation

Photo via Lian Pin Koh …


Added by david lang on January 24, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

Design an Airplane in 1 Minute

Mach-Up is free and web-based. Design your own at ;

Added by Blucraft on January 24, 2015 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Cheap IR LIDAR Lite (90$)

This is the LIDAR Lite, a compact high performance optical distance measurement sensor from PulsedLight. The LIDAR Lite is ideal when used in drone, robot, or unmanned vehicle situations where you need a reliable and powerful proximity sensor but don’t possess a lot of space. All you need to communicate with this sensor is a standard I2C or PWM…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on January 23, 2015 at 1:35pm — 13 Comments

Trappy ended up paying


Raphael Pirker agreed on Thursday to pay the FAA $1,100 to settle the agency’s $10,000 fine for allegedly flying a drone recklessly to film the University of Virginia in 2011. Under the settlement terms, Mr. Pirker doesn’t admit to guilt and the FAA agreed to drop some of its accusations against…


Added by Gary Mortimer on January 22, 2015 at 10:39pm — 17 Comments

ESPN's Winter X Games allowed to film with UAV.

Thought everyone might want see/read this.

ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games, using the cutting-edge technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events this week in Aspen, Colorado.

Full story: Winter X Games…


Added by Todd Harper on January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Blank Coverage from TC in Airport Zone

Link to article

Really nice to see UAV being use in a good way.  But what I am wondering Transport Canada wants

to promote safe use…


Added by Paul on January 22, 2015 at 4:22pm — 3 Comments

Flying, Walking Vampire Bat Robot Is Back

A few years ago, Ludovic Daler showed us a flying robot that he was working on that had the ability to “walk” by rotating its wings while on the ground. We love seeing designs like this that are completely, utterly out of the box, and Ludovic promised even…


Added by Greg Dronsky on January 22, 2015 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Drones: the tech-savvy trafficker's new drug mule

It was bound to happen.

A quadcopter has recently crashed into a Mexican supermarket parking lot located somewhere near the country's California border, and one of the possible reasons is that its payload was just…


Added by ct on January 22, 2015 at 9:11am — 8 Comments

Introducing Mach-Up: A conceptual design tool for drones

Mach-Up is a free, web-based conceptual design tool. Because it's web-based, you can access it anytime from anywhere.

Check it out here:

Key Features:

  • Quickly design airframes
  • Create beautiful images
  • Share your designs with others
  • Interface with other CAD…

Added by Blucraft on January 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Crazed Maniac Flies Drone Through Congressional Hearing!

Actually it's 3DR's rather sane Colin Guinn, who did an excellent job presenting his material and seemed to impress Chairman Lamar Smith.

Colin Guinn, an executive with 3D Robotics, released the unmanned aerial vehicle during a hearing on the subject of drone development, much to the amazement of the committee’s chairman, Representative Lamar Smith…


Added by Mark Harrison on January 22, 2015 at 12:17am — 7 Comments

Teleoperating an Hexacopter

Hi everybody, i would like to show you my advance with the teleoperation topic, the main objective is use the Novint Falcon to operate the copter, avoid collisions and feel the velocities and distance to an obstacle by the force feedback. The firmware is for the pixhawk, based on some of the ArduCopter 3.2 libraries.

Also the copter is able to fly in external…


Added by Sergio Reyes Sánchez on January 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Microsoft's HoloLens will bring the optimal experience for FPV flying?

Its very early to judge, whether Microsoft Hololens is going to be a good product, but from what i see it could be the ultimate FPV solution. Just imagine Telemetry, video screen and a natural view of the drone all on a holographic, augmented reality glasses. The setup should…


Added by Greg Dronsky on January 21, 2015 at 3:28pm — 9 Comments

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