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My new book on UAV imaging systems is published by SPIE Press

Getting Started with UAV Imaging Sensors: a Radiometric Guide

This book should be very useful to those wishing to learn more about targets, sensors, platforms, and the underlying radiometric principles behind UAV imaging. Not a book on…

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Added by Barbara Grant on July 29, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Work in progress : Indoor light track

Hi,

I wanted to share with you our latest work in progress on lighting technologies for drone racing.

This is just the beginning but it look already amazing :)

I hope you'll enjoy it !

I've you're interested in such technologies feel free to contact me.

Added by Gotleg on July 29, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Swarming with Solos and ROS

I've posted a bunch of teaser videos of the Solo swarming we do often at 3DR, but have not yet posted instructions on how to do it yourself -- I was just waiting for the team to document the steps. Well good news: now they have!

The above video (sorry for the shaky camera -- we were excited) shows a fun exercise in in using the Solo drones…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 28, 2016 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

FlightZoomer 2.1 is released! - Check out this top notch distributed avionics suite for drones!

In this post I show videos of two real flights, the first above for FlightZoomer version 2.0 and another below with the freshly released version 2.1. Both videos show the same automatic flight including an ILS approach. In the videos the replay feature is used to sync the recorded video…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on July 28, 2016 at 7:00am — 6 Comments


Developer
AntennaTracker v1.0 on NAVIO2 with Bebop2

ArduPilot's Antenna Tracker firmware has been making some quiet progress over the past few months.  They're all documented in the …

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Added by Randy on July 28, 2016 at 2:07am — 18 Comments

Ardupilot on a Raspberry Pi Zero with Escape board

We've recently been pushing the low cost Raspberry Pi Zero to see what it can handle.

With a custom Raspbian linux build with real-time patches, Martin Evans ( @lostcaggy on Twitter ) has managed to get a slightly modified version of Ardupilot up and running on a Pi Zero…

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Added by Barry Getty on July 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
"Formula Pi" self-driving car competition on Kickstarter

I've backed it. Similar concept to what we're doing at go-kart scale, but without the GPS and other big-car stuff. On Kickstarter now

Formula Pi is an exciting new race series…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 26, 2016 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate

Théa is the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an FAA Airworthiness Certificate, expanding its operational capabilities beyond those of any other commercial unmanned aircraft to allow legal flight over crowds, at night, and beyond. By providing unmatched aircraft-grade reliability (99.999 999 9%), Théa meets the stringent requirements necessary to go where consumer-grade systems can’t.…

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Added by Enterprise Drone Solutions on July 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 35 Comments

Detection of Water Stress in Cereals Using the UAV Thermography (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

Availability of water for crops and their resistance to shortages during growth affect the overall yield, quality and profitability of field production in changing climate (Fig. 1). Plants affected by drought stress close their stomata, the process of transpiration that cools vegetation gets down and the surface…

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Added by Drone thermal camera on July 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

iMavlink - iOS based arducopter ground control app - Looking for beta testers!

As some of you may know, I have been working on a GCS for iOS devices called iMavlink.

It is currently in its final stages before release, but I would really like to have some beta testers to squish the final bugs.

If you are interested, I am currently selling the BLE Device that accompanies the app for $60 on my store.

This device is required for the app to work, you can create your own,…

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Added by Tom on July 26, 2016 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

Silkopter FC Done

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(You can check the progress (and a copy of this post) on my blog.)

Finally, after some DHL delivery trouble the boards arrived.

After watching a few tutorials I immediately tried soldering the most difficult part –…

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Added by JeanLeFlambeur on July 26, 2016 at 3:29pm — 3 Comments

Game Boy + Paparazzi UAS = Back to the Future

Demonstration of a UAV (Parrot ARDrone2) running Paparazzi UAS remotely piloted from a Nintendo Game Boy Classic. A fun little summer hack for your Paparazzi powered aircraft. Enjoy!…

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Added by earthpatrol on July 26, 2016 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Real-world flight with five Pixhawk-equipped drones using UgCS DDC



Last week we revealed the newest addition to UgCS family of ground control software - UgCS Drone Dance Controller. UgCS DDC allows the simultaneous and synchronized control of up to dozens of drones. It can be used to create spectacular shows using drones. Together with that we published a…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on July 26, 2016 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1 Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1:  Mechanical Air Data Boom tested in 4x4 tunnel

Air data can be acquired by mean of mechanical probes protruding from the airframe. In many cases was also possible to find a placement for the probe that is out of the body modified airfield. Very common is the nose mounted air data boom. In Figure 1 you find one mechanical …

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Added by Jose.L.Jr on July 25, 2016 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide Released

Welcome to the Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide. Here you will find instructions for how to use the Precis-BX305 RTK board in some simple steps with illustration. Of course, more details of its application could be found in Precis-BX305 User Guide.

We are also…

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Added by TersusAdmin on July 24, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

PX4, aerial 16x zoom lens Walkera Voyager 4

An update and sneak peek at the Walkera Voyager 4, after a long year of development, flight controller PX4.

Voyager 4 is a unique fusion of both aerodynamics and aerial video technology running on‬ 2.4 gHz or 4G LTE with Apple IOS App.  Expanding the range as far as you can, as long as you have 4G mobile…

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Added by noeL on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Watch First FAA-Approved Home Drone Delivery Drop off Slurpees

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after telling Robotics Trends it will be carrying out home drone deliveries within a year, Flirtey just completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery to a home.

Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven, in honor of the convenience store’s 89th birthday,…

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Added by Steve Crowe on July 22, 2016 at 9:20am — 8 Comments

Procyon 800E Phase 2 Beta Testing Begins

( Blog Reposted From Here )

NOVAerial Robotics is pleased to announce that Phase-2 beta testing of the revolutionary…

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on July 21, 2016 at 5:59pm — 36 Comments

"Wing Board" using Pixhawk and GCS...

From Gizmag:

What started as a 1/6th scale model and an audacious (and ultimately doomed)…

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Added by Joe Renteria on July 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

260mm quad flies 70mph, 4k 150FOV powered by Nvidia, Open API

Interesting story about a young entrepreneur who is starting up this impressive spec quad. Also has some sort of internal 3 axis gimbal?…

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Added by Jon on July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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