Precis-BX306 is a GNSS RTK board (GPS L1L2/GLONASS G1G2/BDS B1B2) for accurate position. This board offers real-time & cm-level…Continue
Added by Tersus GNSS on May 15, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
What is the difference between a low cost, hobby grade LiDAR and a much more expensive survey grade LiDAR? The short answer is that there are lots of differences. So the challenge becomes figuring out how to use the latest technology to achieve survey grade performance in a small, low cost…Continue
This is a quick and short review, setup and tutorial of the RTK XL GPS from uBlox/Drotek.
Test & Setup is done on Ardupilot + Pixhawk, using mission planner as the ground control station.
Note that this product was not provided for review by Drotek and the review is unbiased.
The RTK XL product can be found…
It's been a few week since tests were conducted of The Groundhog line-following a straight red line. The Groundhog was an entry in the MAAXX Europe 2017 competition and although it didn't win, the lessons learned are being implemented so that it can be more competitive next year.
Added by Mike Isted on May 14, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
We had to wait quite a bit, but finally it’s here: the first DJI Mavic Pro clone! It’s called VISUO XS809W and as you can see from the photo, it definitely looks like a Mavic Pro. Obviously it won’t pack the same advanced hardware present on DJI’s drone, so let’s see what we have instead!
The VISUO XS809W is a f…Continue
Congrats to Marco Walter, who won the the 2017 RoboMagellan competition at RoboGames with a rover that used Pixhawk + Ardurover + Odroid U3
While choosing the right camera and streaming the video from a drone to your app has always been a frequently asked question. There we’ve several Drone API and SDK to build awesome apps for your…
In order to respond to hobbists's requirement, Skywalker starts to launch KIT version, that is Skywalker WALL-E2000 and Skywalker X2.
Skywalker WALL-E2000 and Skywalker X2 start to sell KIT version. There are some details under below.Continue
Excerpt from the IEEE Spectrum article:
“Learning to Fly by Crashing,” a paper from CMU roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto, and Abhinav Gupta,…
Great video from Ardupilot Development Team member Jaime Machuca, on working towards an upcoming Maker Faire in San Francisco's Bay area. The Ardupilot event is sponsored by Intel.
More information on the project is available…Continue
Added by Olivier on May 9, 2017 at 11:11am — No Comments
Air Force came in second. Most seem to be using 3DR Pixhawks by the looks of the teaser video. Final video coming soon
Recently we did an endurance test on our AirMast drone. We thought you guys might be interested in seeing the video of it.
In the test the drone was made to hover in the air for 8 hours straight. It was powered from the ground through a lightweight cable. The system…
Skywalker X5PRO is professional aircraft that we intend to design this as whole set. It has whole equipment, including ground station, camera, catapult.…
Added by Ellen Zhu on May 8, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
Almost any sensor yields more interesting results if mounted on a moving platform. It’s time to mount TOF LIDAR on two precision rotary stages arranged for pan and tilt operation. Rig provides real-time position data along with distance to an obstacle. Using simple math we can calculate position in…Continue
This is a synthesized basic explanation of how precision GPS methods work:
-Differential GNSS (DGNSS)
-Real Time Kinematics (RTK)
-Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)
-Precision Point Positionning (PPP)
This blog will describe how to add thermal imaging to your drone without breaking the bank! The above photo shows my drone with the thermal imaging camera, the FlirOne device, which is an inexpensive, lightweight…Continue
Getting a deep learning program working flawlessly on the desktop is nontrivial, so when that application must run on an individual board computer handling a drone, the duty becomes quite challenging.…Continue
There are distinguished gathering of Models in China Expo 2017 from April.21-23, including cars. aircrafts, trains and so on, attracted hobbists or dealer from overseas and domestic market. For this event, I believe that the fans have long been waiting to see the exhibition.
Every year Google proposes to fund students for the summer with its GSoC program, where open source organizations and students are announced through a highly selective process. This year was the first time Ardupilot applied as its own entity, and Google just granted it four student positions. No…Continue