Our goal is to overcome the endurance limitations of an electric multicopter, while keeping the multirotor platform we are so enthusiastic about. This VTOL UAV has 2.5 hr estimated flight time with payload, and around 4 hours endurance…Continue
For those unclear about the FAA Section 333 Exemption Process, Adam from Aeroworks Productions, LLC. answers some of the common questions and provides additional information about operating as a commercial operator.
No FAA to worry about on this one, I would like to think DIYD members could or even should win this....
Identify and commercialize innovative agriculture husbandry technologies that improve work processes, as well as modernize observation…Continue
New announcement from BirdsEyeView:
BirdsEyeView Aerobotics is proud to introduce AvA: Advanced VTOL Autonomy for the FireFLY6. AvA is the…
It bears repeating: Drones Are Hard. Above are some stats on the projects I've backed. I don't regret funding any of them, since I like encouraging these sorts of projects and I learn a lot from their updates. When a crowdfunding project I've backed actually shows up, I'm amazed (I…Continue
From Hack a Day by Al Williams
If you want to make a submersible robot (or, really, any robot) you can either design it for a specific mission, or you can try to make it general purpose. The researchers at the Cura Oceanus Foundation opted for the latter approach with…Continue
The Precision Hawk LATAS technology, which works with Pixhawk and APM-based drones to create static and dynamic geofences to respond to "airspace intrusions" around drones, will be field tested with the FAA this week. From …Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on November 15, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments
Very interesting research that shows that the statistical errors build up with GPS in a way that exaggerates distance traveled. Counterintuitive!
Have you had…
The future is here after over two years of work can be said to have developed in the laboratories of Laser Navigation and thanks to the support of the network of laboratories Virtualrobotix drone technology of tomorrow.
A short video of a recent test test of our system of autonomous flight, mapping and advanced management of the payload.
In the video you…
Impressive work from Jae-Eun Park and the computer vision team at IBM Research.
More details will appear in:
A testing platform for on-drone computation
W. Zhou, D. Nair, O. Gunawan, T. van Kessel, H. F. Hamann
IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, New York City, USA…Continue
The mission planner indicates that I got to 120km. Seems reasonable, flying speed was about 14 m/sec for two hours and 25 minutes. That is about 120km.Continue
Here's a video from one of our recent tests of our GTQ-Cormorant: a submarine and quadrotor hybrid.
We use an air pump/solenoid system to move air between the clear, water-tight pressure hull and an external air bladder for depth…Continue
Drones have become an important tool for conservation work and we have seen them applied in game counting in Kenya, seal monitoring in the Arctic and for anti-poaching work in Southern Africa. One area of particular interest is in getting accurate size measurements of animals without direct human…Continue
About a year and a half ago I saw Jetpac’s video of their Spotter app and I remember thinking at the time that it would be so cool to get this flying on a drone. Some poking got me a little towards that goal but its not until the past week that I sat down and rewrote the…Continue
A public service message from the Google Earth blog. This is the API used by many ground stations, and DJI in particular has ended support for their GCS as a result. GCSs such…Continue
I am another one of the 12,000 suckers! Oh well...
To quote Chris Anderson: "DRONING IS HARD"