Just autonomous in the vertical axis so far, but that's progress. From Physorg.com:
"With the goal of designing an insect-inspired flying microrobot capable…
Added by Chris Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments
Added by Chris Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 5:53am — No Comments
Tell me what you think.
I started in RC ages ago but i did not really get serious with the hobby till about 15 years ago. I started out with traditional heli's and then moved to fixed wing aircraft as well. I became very proficient in both, flew IMAC and was a known regular at our field. I truly enjoyed the hobby and spent a great deal of time and money to support it as…Continue
Learning Based Model Predictive Control (LBMPC) identifies physical phenomena like the ground effect and uses this to refine the model of a quadrotor helicopter, which improves flight peformance while providing robustness and safety. This enables precise movements necessary for tasks such as catching a ball.
Added by Pieter van Woerkom on September 22, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments
I have a nice big grin on my face...I maidened my first Quad based on ArduCopter2 today. It flew pretty well out of the box using default parameters...a little wobbly but nothing that I don't think I can tweak away when I get my kids to bed...and the rain stops... :)
I did equip my old tricopter (now dismantled and donated parts to the quad...) with AC2 and it flew very well also. I felt like AC2 was really nice and I decided to invest in a…Continue
Poor man's Laser radar
like to build a better sensor from what is already commercially available.
In reference to the sensors measuring distance and movement providing accuracy, redundancy when multiple sensors are in use for autonomous navigation in confined spaces & autonomous navigation when GPS lock is not possible. combination of any tow sensors working to gather to provide accurate 3d positioning.…Continue
This email is to announce Unmanned Systems Canada 2011-2012 Student UAV Competition.
Initial details may be found on our web site at www.unmannedsystems.ca Please review the details and register.
We are looking forward to another great event – so tell all your friends and join up now.
2011-2012 STUDENT UAV COMPETITION
Added by Charles Vidal on September 22, 2011 at 6:22am — No Comments
Okay, it's been a learning process, but I'm pretty much done with the build of my Nitroplane Projet 98" Reaper. I do not recommend this model for either pros or novices, just because it's not very well put together. However, I would guess that for the money, it's probably a decent bargain, considering the fiberglass body and film covered wings mostly arrived intact.…Continue
Having seen how easily robotics projects are done with an iCreate, I have wanted to develop a similar platform for outdoor use. I was hoping that iRobot would release a cheaper less durable version of the Packbot or one of its smaller siblings but that doesn’t look like it will be happening any time soon.
My initial plans were to design the platform in the same vein as the Packbot with treads and flippers, if not flippers, a versatile tread…Continue
Nice series of CadSoft Eagle tutorials from HackADay
I have yet to work with Eagle but am now motivated to do so on account of the aforementioned improvements…Continue
started work on the fuse mold the other day and have been progressing through stages of filling and sanding to get the surfaces smooth before trying to layup the first vacuum bagged session.…Continue
Maybe you know, we are manufacturing SimpleOSD since tree years and i'm planning to converting it to opensource since one years.
2 month before Dennis Frie contact with me for an opensource OSD hardware, because he was developing an opensource firmware over Arduino base. I replaced a SimpleOSD board with arduino boot and…Continue
Tired of cutting your fingers during the testing stage of your quad.
Then make some thin cardboard short propellers.Your fingers will thank…Continue
Here is an official video from IMAV 2011 (International Micro Air Vehicles Conference and Flight Competition). It seems to be very interesting there.
I have a Atmega1280 Board with the IMU. On uploading the firmware 2.0.41 from Arducopter I get an error in MP.
After this MP can´t get my AMP version. So I decided to test it with arduino 22 and I get this error:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
I testet many times and read many threads.
Hello diydrones, my name is Wesley and I'm an airship designer. Most of my work is in manned thermal dirigibles, but I am also working on traditional gas lifted designes as well. There is another member here, Ahmed, who has inspired me to post my own blog on this sublject as he has developed a bungee…Continue
Some pretty big goals as this competition evolves, rather puts the OBC in its place and considering how difficult that is one wonders how well the competitors fare in this one.
This is this years task
Homa Sazan (University Level) Missions and Goals:
1-Level 1 (2010-2011)
In this competition, participants…Continue