These aren't drones per se, but I can help but post this story by Owen Churchill in Sixthtone, which exemplifies the DIY spirit.
CHONGQING, Southwest China —…
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From New Atlas, a writeup on new research from ETH and MIT:
Thanks to new research from MIT and ETH Zurich, however, it may soon be possible for drones to autonomously follow along with an actor, keeping their face framed "just right" the whole time –…
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Congrats to Marco Walter, who won the the 2017 RoboMagellan competition at RoboGames with a rover that used Pixhawk + Ardurover + Odroid U3
Excerpt from the IEEE Spectrum article:
“Learning to Fly by Crashing,” a paper from CMU roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto, and Abhinav Gupta,…
Air Force came in second. Most seem to be using 3DR Pixhawks by the looks of the teaser video. Final video coming soon
Impressive design! APM on Pixracer controller. More here.
The PX4/Dronecode team and Drotek have been working on the next generation of Pixhawk autopilots, and you can now see a preview of that with the Pixhawk 3 Pro. It's based on the new PX4 FMU4…Continue
From DARPA. Have you ever seen so many swarming Iris+s?
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force academy…
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OpenMV is my favorite computer vision camera, and it combines a built-in OpenCV-like machine vision library with a microPython interface, all in one little board for $65. It also speaks MAVLink, so…Continue
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members,…Continue
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Our sister site, DIY Robocars, is running joint outdoor event with Self Racing Cars at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. You can sign up here. We're going to be running a courses for smaller autonomous…Continue
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I love the OpenMV board, a $65 open source computer vision module that combines a camera and powerful M7 processor with a nice built-in Micropython interpreter and OpenCV-like computer vision library. It's also got a fantastic IDE that makes using…Continue
From The Verge:
The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the…
Nice to see a 3DR Iris+ there, but I'm slight afraid it got totally destroyed afterward ;-) Check out DroneClash for more mayhem. Looks fun!
In a real life video game of sorts, four teams will battle simultaneously. They can use as many drones as they like, but each…
There's much to like in the new Beaglebone Blue board. Along with the usual Beaglebone processing power and Linux support, it has built-in IMU sensors, good WiFi, proper connectors and (for rovers) motor…Continue
Some highlights from the testimony before Congress yesterday by Brendan Schulman of DJI. I think he's talking about…
From The Verge:
Of all of the weird and wonderful ways nature creates resilient bodies, perhaps the most underappreciated is simply being so squidgy your problems just bounce off you. Well, a group…
From GPS World:
3DroneMapping completed a project under tight time and space constraints — surveying a tiny tropical island without…