March 2016 Blog Posts (123)

InnoFlight to release Cerberus Triple Redudant Module for Jupiter JM-1 Autopilot

InnoFlight announces Cerberus Triple Redundant Autopilot Systems

The advanced Jupiter JM-1 multicopter autopilot is now fully redundant with the release of the Cerberus Triple Redundant Autopilot Module by InnoFlight.

Taoyuan, Taiwan (R.O.C) – April, 2016

InnoFlight…

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Added by Ryan Vu on March 31, 2016 at 9:21pm — 20 Comments


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Robust GPS-Agnostic Navigation - Visual Planning, Estimation and Control for MAVs

With all the talk of integrating drones into civilian airspace, there is need for better safety and GPS-agnostic navigation methods - visual navigation and obstacle avoidance is paramount to integrating drones (micro-aerial-vehicles, MAVs) into our cities and elsewhere, because…

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Added by Kabir on March 31, 2016 at 5:37pm — 30 Comments


3D Robotics
3D-printed bat drone

From the video description:

A microprocessor-based onboard computer, a 6 DOF IMU sensor package, five DC motors with encoder feedback for flapping and wing articulation (asymmetric wing folding and leg/tail control), power/comm electronics, carbon-fiber frame, 3D printed parts, and silicone based membrane wings -- all at 92…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 31, 2016 at 3:25pm — 5 Comments


3D Robotics
Amazon patents drone propellers that can say "watch out"

Spotted by The Register:

Amazon has filed a fascinating patent for…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 31, 2016 at 2:50pm — 8 Comments

Double Frequency L1+L2 GNSS RTK Receiver, being integrated on drones, vehicles and land robots.

The RTKITE receiver is being integrated right now in all these futuristic solutions, including vineyard robot helpers, selfdriving buses, industrial geology and facility inspecting drones, high speed planting robots, auto-steering agricultural systems, and…

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Added by Bernardo Espinosa on March 31, 2016 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments


3D Robotics
NASA using an IRIS+ for methane detection

Love this report from NASA, via Space Daily:

NASA’s Gas-Sniffing Drone Can Spot Methane Leaks More Accurately Than Previous…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 31, 2016 at 10:41am — No Comments

Solo Smart Drone Lands Smartly: PART 2

Our precision landing Solo is flying great! :) This test rig has an IR-LOCK sensor (via I2C), an SF/10A…

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Added by Thomas Stone on March 31, 2016 at 9:18am — 21 Comments

Full Scale Quad - I Frame Design

Here is a concept shot of what is a continual evolution of designs.  This is way off in the future, but is the end goal of what I'm working towards.  Now that I'm starting to acquire actual parts and pieces I'm a bit concerned about the weight.  But first things first, and one step at a time.  I still…

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Added by Randy Sonnicksen on March 31, 2016 at 8:17am — 19 Comments


3D Robotics
Great example of 5-axis multipoint cablecam with a Solo

This is a great demo of the new multipoint cablecam feature on Solo, with five-axis splines and smoothed timing on each path. All programmed with a few button presses.  There's simple autonomy and there's Hollywood-turned-into-an-app autonomy -- and this is just a glimpse of what you can do with Dronekit on Solo

Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2016 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Beyond the Delivery Drone - Revolutionary robotics keeping workers out of harm’s way

Apellix utilizes large lift capacity drones attached to a base station with an umbilical cord and tether system…

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Added by Bob Dahlstrom on March 30, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

RTKLIB Web Console by DROTEK : you'll forget command-line tool after using it !

We recently talked about physical characteristics of our SMARTNAV-RTK GNSS and we now want to introduce the features of the application installed on the device that…

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Added by DROTEK on March 30, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

RC Airship as Drone

We've been developing this RC airship over the past two years. Features include 1 hr Endurance, 3-5 amp battery, 400g payload, camera gimbal, FPV, Low vibration, crash survivable, Helium recovery

and storage after each day of use.

Some videos:



Welcome to the LED - Long Endurance Drone…

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Added by Martin Hill on March 30, 2016 at 6:00am — 22 Comments


3D Robotics
3DR, Yuneec and DJI launch UAS notification system with Airmap

From the press release:



AirMap and American Association of Airport Executives Launch UAS Notice System

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2016 at 5:38am — 9 Comments

Changes to Australian RPA Legislation

The Australian Government has recently registered an amendment to the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) - concerning the regulations of Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPA's).

Some of the more interesting changes are:

4 classes of RPA, based on…

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Added by Stephen Dade on March 30, 2016 at 5:00am — 14 Comments


3D Robotics
FAA raises commercial drone altitutude to 400ft

From the FAA press release:

March 29- After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 29, 2016 at 9:20pm — 8 Comments

Taking photos from windows of not-yet-existing buildings

After receiving an interesting request for drone usage from Japan, we decided to share it with you.

Oftentimes even before starting the construction of a building, the company needs to make the idea gain interest and acquire orders from potential customers. While the inside view of the apartments can be…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on March 28, 2016 at 2:30pm — 24 Comments

Chris Anderson to speak at Drones, Data X Conference, San Francisco in June

Chris Anderson is one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Drones, Data X Conference, on June 3rd in San Francisco. A lineup of speakers from companies such as 

Tobin Fisher, CEO Vantage Robotics

Remi El-Ouazzne, CEO Movidius

Michael Droback, CEO Small UAV Coalition…

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Added by Drones, Data X Conf on March 27, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
New FAA report predicts "explosive growth" of UAVs

A new report from the US FAA predicts that UAVs will be "the most dynamic sector in aviation". From the press release:

A key portion of the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 26, 2016 at 10:01pm — 5 Comments


MR60
Easter chickens could care less about Hobbyking's carbon fiber tubes...

 

Hi, I bought these very cheap hobbyking rectangular carbon tubes. I made this not so serious experiment with them as they could potentially be great to build your own multicopter frames. Tridge, by the way, used those recently in his quadplane build he posted about on diydrones.

And, this is a not so serious contribution to coming Easter…

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Added by Hugues on March 26, 2016 at 1:13am — 22 Comments

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