We've done a few autonomous and follow me videos but none of them showed footage from the air and we received a few requests to see how stable the aerial footage was in "Follow Me" mode. Here is the video-
The crowds for one of the demos of the new LIDAR/Optical flow position hold. Works great and SO much better than sonar, since it can handle any surface, indoors and out. The same tech can be used for precision landing on designated markers.
You get a prize if you can beat our team at ping…Continue
From UAS Magazine
This is a quick overview of my masters research work that you might find interesting. I've been posting in the drones-discuss developer mailing list and a couple of people suggested I make a post over here for everyone to see. The associated paper is titled "Relief and Emergency Communication…Continue
I would like to show you a project we are working on.
We've started it a half and a year ago.
We just want to share a video shoot of us with it in our ski trip.
We needed a compact and fast drone which could work at a high altitude in low temperatures. Fully automatic, for easy…
Full article here: Comparing the DJI Phantom 3 to the 3DR Solo
Looked at: design, flight time, transmitter, camera, price, use, development, and the launch…Continue
Announcing our new partnership with RPFlightSystem, Inc. I am the new CTO for RPFlightSystems, Inc and I am bringing my work with GaAS solar cells from Alta Devices to provide a production solar plane under 5kg with the Vigilant UAS.…Continue
Last weekend our team from Robotik AG Ilmenau won the RobotChallenge AirRace in Vienna, sharing the winner's podium with team "Sirin" from russia.
Both teams could complete 24 rounds in 10 minutes!
Our UAV is based on the …Continue
Epic job by the 3DR video team. They got their Ridley Scott on ;-)
On March 23rd in San Jose, we had the first DroneCode conference, as part of the Embedded Linus Conference. Above is just the first meeting of official DroneCode members (mostly…Continue
In a 9-page legal letter, with 28 itemized conditions and limitations, the FAA issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace.…Continue
Blackmagic has just raised the bar. Global shutter, RC control and dynamic range. …Continue
besides the search system for UAS, answering questions in ibeacon post, we've been developing some new designs.
Here are some bakery right off the DIY bench for your…Continue
From the Guardian (via sUAS News):
A new drone-building series called Airheads is due to air on Sunday nights on BBC2 in the key …
Augusta National – Masters Tournament 16th hole as seen by a drone
Over the last couple of years now I’ve gotten deep into aerial photos and videos via unmanned aerial vehicles, known by most as drones. I’ve build some aerial video/photo “ships” and am loving the angles and views I can capture of golf…
Ok, so here at last, is the autonomous payload delivery video.
Configured to use Camera trigger on RC10, and the DIGICAM actions in mission planning. Works perfectly well, but the DIGICAM command is not "rate determining"; ie the APM can…Continue
Workswell company (also known as Drone thermal camera) together with its partner Vertical Images will be exhibiting at the "air show" in Germany - AERO Friedrichshafen 2015. Together, we will present a drone thermal imaging system, ie. both…Continue