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Succesfull Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) in Israel

Located at the Volcani Center campus in Bet-Dagan, near Tel-Aviv, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) six institutes are responsible for Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural…


Added by Alpha Unmanned Systems on October 11, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Do the media/manufacturers have a duty to not encourage illegal drone use?

As a Professional Aerial Photographer, lately I have been noticing a growing number of questionable drone photographs being used in the local press, and lets be honest , have probably been taken illegally and in contravention of the CAA guidelines for drone…


Added by paul carrington on October 11, 2016 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Shift : The new generation of drone controller

The first drone that can be controlled by just one hand, this is very original.

One Hand Control System… It is unfamiliar and somewhat doubtful..

But, when I flied the drone, Shift, I was surprised by this new technology.


I am sure you already have experienced difficulties of controlling a drone with two hands; also…


Added by Tieseoul on October 10, 2016 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
An autonomous RC car guided by TensorFlow machine vision

demo gif

The blue line is what the model thinks it should do, the green line is what I actually did when a human was steering it.

From Hackaday, a great project showing how to …


Added by Chris Anderson on October 10, 2016 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
Using TensorFlow to allow a robot to identify objects

Just a few years ago, this was PhD-level stuff at Stanford, and now you can do at home for $100. These are awesome times for robotics. From Lukas Biewald at O'Reilly:

Object recognition is one of the most…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2016 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Industrial inspection with thermal imaging camera Workswell WIRIS

In the video, you can see some records for our industrial inspection that we made with Workswell WIRIS, thermal imaging system for drones.

1. Flat roof inspection (penetrating moisture)

Thermal camera can see thermal difference…


Added by Drone thermal camera on October 9, 2016 at 1:25am — No Comments

Formation control of a team of drones

I have recently defended my PhD thesis titled "Distributed formation control for autonomous robots". Now I am wrapping up the results in the form of videos. Here it is just one of these results.

In the following video I show how a…


Added by Hector Garcia de Marina on October 8, 2016 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

5 Tips for Evaluating Online Drone Data Services

Choosing the right service means choosing a trusted business partner


In early 2014, it was easy to see that drones themselves (the aircraft) would quickly become commoditized and their value would come not from what they…


Added by Colin Snow on October 8, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

(Yet another) Kalman filtering guide

I have recently been to a conference where there was a common tool for everyone, the Kalman filter. The point is that I was a bit shocked when I saw that many people there see some of its steps as black magic.

I decided to write a (yet another) detailed guide about the Kalman filter. In particular, I have tried to be rigorous enough with the math but trying at the same time to explain with plain words what is going on at every single step. Therefore, after reading…


Added by Hector Garcia de Marina on October 8, 2016 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Testing DronPi (Raspberry Pi + ArduPilot)

This is DronPi, my project combining Raspberry Zero + ArduPilot. I've performed the first test but I need to find out why it is so unstable .... you can see a video of the first test…


Added by Radioelf on October 8, 2016 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

Hackflight Teensycopter

This video  shows the maiden flight of my new brushed quadrotor, a “totally DIY" project using my own C++

firmware  (Multiwii clone with hardware abstraction), 3DFly

3D-printed frame, and, best of all, a 32-bit brushed-motor…


Added by Simon D. Levy on October 7, 2016 at 5:44pm — 25 Comments

3D Robotics
RocketSpace/AT&T report on the future of drones

Lots of good analysis and interviews with drone industry companies (including us) in this new 52-page report from RocketSpace and AT&T Foundry. Read it all here.…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 7, 2016 at 7:17am — 6 Comments

Geoscan UAVs at Intergeo 2016

Discover our latest innovations and meet our experts at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg

We invite you to see GeoScan's newest multirotor and improved fixed-wing drones as well as solutions for precision agriculture, mining, power transmission line monitoring and…


Added by Petr Pletnyakov on October 7, 2016 at 5:39am — No Comments

3D Robotics
AT&T and Verizon gear up to offer LTE cell data for drones

From The Verge:

Verizon will soon start offering data plans for drones, allowing pilots to connect their devices to the telecom's network to stream video and transmit other data to a computer…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 6, 2016 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
3DR's Rise and Fall

Tough Market

“We exited hardware and we exited consumer partly because it was a tough market,” he said. “DJI is an amazing company and lots of people got pounded.

“It was just brutal.”

"We’re a Silicon Valley company and we’re supposed to be…


Added by Julian on October 5, 2016 at 10:55am — 85 Comments

3D Robotics
New Bay Area meetup for DIY autonomous racing cars

What DIY Drones were a half-decade ago, DIY autonomous cars are now. I'm part of the Self Racing Cars group in the SF Bay Area, who are building and racing autonomous vehicles from 1/10th scale to go-karts to full-size cars (Ford Fusion is the…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 4, 2016 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Pivotwing VTOL airframe update

Hey everyone, I think we all can agree it has been an eventful year.  It has been almost a year since I posted a concept I was working on here, and some of you were kind enough to…


Added by Joe Renteria on October 4, 2016 at 12:35pm — 15 Comments

LW20 LiDAR - half the size, twice the performance, infinitely better.

LightWare Optoelectronics is proud to share with you some preliminary data on their new miniature laser range finder modules, the LW20 and the SF20 OEM version. These modules will be available later this year and as part of our program of supporting the DIY market we will be offering the OEM…


Added by Laser Developer on October 4, 2016 at 1:56am — 13 Comments

PD-1 fixed-wing airframe test

Hello Everyone!

Wanted to share with you guys a video of our 3.2 meters wingspan PD-1 airframe test. We did it quite some time ago, but I thought that it still may be interested. We do all kind of tests to our products and this is one of the final ones. Performed by professionals - don't try this at home! :D

Enjoy, comment,…


Added by Jacob Cereteli on October 3, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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