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Arudpilot Antenna tracker explanation and field test


Made a short explanation video about Ardupilot's antenna tracker as many people are asking about what it is and how it works.

Current release 1.0 is still improving (thanks Randy !)



Added by Hugues on September 9, 2016 at 3:11am — 6 Comments

ArduPilot and DroneCode part ways


For the attention of the users, supporters, fans and corporate users of ArduPilot:

The ArduPilot project is going through a transition. We…


Added by John Arne Birkeland on September 9, 2016 at 1:00am — 141 Comments

NEW ARDUPILOT APM 2.x features: URUS System

APM:URUS system will be the first autoconfigurable and scalable BRAIN MODULE and a CAPE IO for ROBOTICS and AUTOMATED Systems, thinking on…


Added by hiroshi takey on September 8, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

APM:Plane 3.7.0 released

The ArduPilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.7.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major update so please read the notes carefully.

The biggest changes in this release are:

  • more…

Added by Andrew Tridgell on September 8, 2016 at 5:34pm — 16 Comments

Largest Survey To Date Confirms Humanitarian Groups Favor of Using Drones

I've been working with the Swiss Humanitarian Organization FSD on a number of Humanitarian UAV Research Projects since 2015. The results of one of these projects is finally public: The Drones in Humanitarian Actions Survey,…


Added by Patrick Meier on September 8, 2016 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Qualcom is paving the path to 5G: Optimizing commercial LTE networks for drone communication


As a leader in 4G LTE technology, Qualcomm and its engineers did not hesitate to jump at the opportunity to test LTE-controlled drones in real-world scenarios. We were eager to analyze how, and if drones could…


Added by Patrick Poirier on September 8, 2016 at 6:21am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Parrot releases Ubuntu-powered SLAM development board

From Canonical:

Parrot collaborates with Canonical to launch the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 7, 2016 at 10:11pm — 15 Comments

3D Robotics
Using a Pixhawk-powered drone to drop bugs that kill other bugs

From Aerobugs, an interesting use of a Pixhawk-powered hex to drop "preferential insects" on crops:

The brainchild of Nathan Roy,…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 7, 2016 at 5:10pm — 4 Comments

World Bank: Call for Interest - Field Testing UAVs in Small Island States

Please find here the World Bank's official Call for Interest to field-test UAVs for a range of humanitarian…


Added by Patrick Meier on September 6, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

Intel to Acquire Movidius: Accelerating Computer Vision through RealSense for the Next Wave of Computing

Combined with Intel’s Existing Assets, Movidius Technology – for New Devices Like Drones, Robots, Virtual Reality Headsets and More – Positions Intel to Lead in Providing Computer Vision and Deep Learning Solutions from the Device to the Cloud

Computer vision is a critical technology for smart, connected devices of the future. (Credit: Intel Corporation)


With the…


Added by Patrick Poirier on September 6, 2016 at 8:27am — 26 Comments

The U.A.E.’s Drones for Good Award 2017 ($1,000,000 Prize)

Hello Guys

I am new here in this community and wanted to spread the word on the below competition:


The ICT Fund is pleased to support and direct your attention to the U.A.E.’s Drones for Good Award and the…


Added by Mansoor M. AlKaitoob on September 5, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
3DR Site Scan now comes integrated with amazing Sony R10C

When we announced earlier this year that we were going to be working with Sony to bring out the R10C, which has the best sensor in the industry, we also said we were going to do more than just strap a great camera on a Solo. And we did: we've created a custom gimbal and API interface with…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 3, 2016 at 5:30pm — 84 Comments

3D Robotics
First glimpse of GoPro Karma

From the Verge:

GoPro might have accidentally given us a sneak peak of its Karma drone. The company …


Added by Chris Anderson on September 3, 2016 at 12:47pm — 19 Comments

Making connections between ArduPilot and laser altimeters easier

We get lots of help requests from customers trying to configure the PixHawk and other flight controllers that are running ArduPilot software. The existing configuration interfaces, such as those found in Mission Planner, can be confusing, even for experienced users. We've introduced a "drone…


Added by Laser Developer on September 3, 2016 at 2:09am — 3 Comments

Drone ban coming soon in the UK?

A council in the South West is considering introducing a PSPO in order to ban the use of drones in public places. 

it would introduce the prohibition under a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), subject to evidence and a public consultation.

The 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing…


Added by lee winterson on September 2, 2016 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

NASA Chooses Helicopter For MARS Drone

(Originally posted on NOVAerial Robotics Blog)

NASA is now planning on using a UAV in addition to the Rover in order to explore Mars.  The reasons are very simple, and parallel the desire to use UAV’s on earth.  Having a…


Added by Rob_Lefebvre on September 2, 2016 at 10:53am — 9 Comments

FlytBase: Build your own RESTful APIs and serve them from your drone

When you hook up a new payload to your drone and you want to configure or tune the parameters, how about just opening a web browser and getting an interface to do exactly that. You can get that with the FlytBase platform and all you…


Added by Pradeep Gaidhani on September 2, 2016 at 3:49am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Solo Android app update: rewind, pano, zipline and more

When we released a bunch of new smart shots for Solo on iOS in June, we promised that they would be coming to Android, too. I'm pleased to report that the new Android app is…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 1, 2016 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

UgCS 2.9 Update 1 Is Now Live

We’re proud and very excited to announce the release of the newest version of UgCS ground station software for drones – UgCS 2.9 Update 1. We’ve put in a lot of work to make sure this is the most polished version of UgCS ever. Along with changes in UgCS desktop version, the users of “UgCS for DJI”…


Added by Kristaps Brass on September 1, 2016 at 12:44am — 9 Comments


Hi All.

Atlas Dynamics is proud to announce the launch of its first consumer drone, made in cooperation with Yi-technology. Our unique tricopter design and full carbon fiber hull create a new standard for quality and performance in the consumer drone space. We have reached a 40 min of flight time and have made some new features like Virtual Stick and one hand control.

Our App will be available for IPhone and Android devices. In the future we plan to release…


Added by Ivan Tolchinsky on August 31, 2016 at 9:30pm — 24 Comments

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