All you ArduRover fans out there, this is your chance to once again show your skills at AVC. It's September 17 this year. Here's the new Sparkfun announcement post:
This year, SparkFun’s …
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From Fast Company:
In his famous Robot series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to…
MAVGAnalysis is a new tool from the PX4 team to give real-time data analytics without overcomplicating a GCS. From the repository:
This JavaFx based tool enables PX4 Users to record and analyse data published via UDP during flight or…
AP-Manager is a board available now that allows switching between two Pixhawks or APM autopilots:…Continue
With the press of a button, Solo will retrace its exact path for the last 60 feet of your flight (this distance will be user-definable in the app) to ensure it avoids obstacles on its way back home. And with the new “return to me” feature, Solo will come home to wherever you stand with your controller…Continue
There were an amazing 425 entries to the Airbus/LocalMotors drone cargo challenge, and this week judging begins to select the winners (I'm…Continue
(shown above, the fastest ArduRover yet, an electric go-kart built by Autodesk CEO Carl Bass [shown with author Kevin Kelly] and run at the Self Driving Cars track day this weekend)
I was interested to see this in the fantastic new Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. Those big canisters on each side of the ship compass are iron slugs designed to compensate for the "hard iron" magnetic distortions of the iron ships they were mounted on. Now we do it in software, but the principle is the…Continue
Another great swarming demo from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Not a new record of planes in the sky (which is 50), but an impressive launch rate of nine drones in nine seconds. All Pixhawk-powered Skywalker…Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a 78,000!
Despite the site being on-and-off down for nearly a week this month as you can see on the right side of the traffic graph above…Continue
This is an example of risk based planning for a flight across a city in the PX4 SITL. The drone avoids flying too close to buildings or through confined spaces where it might loose GPS reception. PX4's Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson is working on bringing this to outdoor flights this summer.
Very interesting research from Georgia Tech, using a RC truck running ROS and a Nvidia graphics board. From IEEE Spectrum:
How Harvard's Robobee nanodrone project is using the learning from real bees to improve the technology. Flexible wings that can handle collisions don't require as advanced sense-and-avoid skills.
Dronecode and the idea of open source UAV development is really taking off in China. Here's an example (Google translated from the original…Continue