Chris Anderson's Blog – September 2013 Archive (19)

Announcing the next era at 3D Robotics



You may have seen the news that 3D Robotics has just announced a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 121 Comments

Drone startups on Angellist

With the new…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 25, 2013 at 10:56pm — 6 Comments

Robert Scoble interview on ArduCopter+Wifi

Congrats to Adam Conway from Aerohive on his interview with Robert Scoble about his very DIY ArduCopter+Wifi creation!

Scoble post here.  

Added by Chris Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 6:55pm — 8 Comments

Smartwatch support for Andropilot!

I think this is a first: drone monitoring via smartwatch! Kevin Hester, the Andropilot, is adding support for the cool Pebble smartwatch. It's a sunlight-readable watch…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 21, 2013 at 6:16pm — 7 Comments

Iris Developer Edition shipments started!

Here's a shot of the Iris production line, with some of the first batch of Developer Editions getting ready to go out last week. The first shipments started on Friday. They come in a cool box -- here's mine, which just arrived!…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 21, 2013 at 5:30pm — 53 Comments

SkyDrone long-range FPV project misses Indiegogo target, will continue

I was sorry to see that the SkyDrone long-range FPV radio project didn't make their $80,000 Indiegogo target (they just got to $30,000), but encouraged to hear from the team that they're going to continue…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

X8 VTOL conversion

Very cool. Now let's see how it handles the transitions to/from forward flight.

Added by Chris Anderson on September 21, 2013 at 12:32pm — 7 Comments

Quadcopter formation makes shapes in the sky

That's a kangaroo, formed by formation-flying quadcopters at the Ars Electronica conference in Linz, Austria. (Before you get too excited, these are AscTec Hummingbirds and each one of those "pixels" in the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 15, 2013 at 6:16pm — 12 Comments

FalconUAV Supports Colorado Flooding Until Grounded By FEMA

Interesting news from our friends at Falcon UAV in Colorado:

In the wake of the recent floods in Colorado, Falcon UAV has spent the last three days providing volunteer aerial services to the Boulder County…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 30 Comments

Texas law bans some private use of drones

Despite the positive example a few years ago of a drone used to spot pig's blood polluting a local river, Texas has passed a law banning the use of private drones to collect images of property or people without…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — 12 Comments

Drone-led campus tours!

From IEEE Spectrum:

Skycall is a project from MIT's Senseable City Lab that explores "novel, positive uses of UAV technology…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 13, 2013 at 3:06pm — 7 Comments

Stress-testing Y6 fully autonomous missions

Ahead of the Iris launch, we've been testing more and more tough missions in fully autonomous modes. Next to our Berkeley offices we've got a small courtyard with high walls that is a combination of dodgy GPS and gusting wind. So naturally enough the Flight Ops team decided to run full autonomous missions with a 3DR Y6 all afternoon to stress test the tuning. I walked out…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2013 at 8:16pm — 7 Comments

Lots of great videos from AUVSI 2013

Lots of terrific interviews and booth visits from AUVSI 2013 at Engineering TV. The full list is…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Where drones sit on the Gartner "Hype Cycle"

Gartner has released their annual "hype cycle", which seeks to identify where technologies are in their path to maturity. Gartner thinks that drones (which are a combination of "Autonomous vehicles" and "Mobile robots" above) are 5-10 years to the "Plateau of Productivity",…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

Congrats to Spiri for making their Kickstarter goal!

Spiri, "a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wifi, cloud support, development tools and more", made its $125,000 Kickstarter goal with a day to spare. Congrats to the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2013 at 8:54am — 8 Comments

Air Force "Collaboratory" drone challenge features ArduCopter!

The US Air Force has launched an open innovation project, call the Collaboratory, to brainstorm new search and rescue uses for autonomous technology. And what do they use as their example? ArduCopter! It's open…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 6, 2013 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

"UAVs a hot topic at InfoAg 2013"

A good round-up from PrecisionAg.com of all the UAV companies that were demonstrating at this big agricultural technology show this week. (3DR…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 5, 2013 at 7:47am — 3 Comments

3DR GPS+mag back in stock!

Very pleased to announce that the 3DR GPS+mag module, which ran out of stock way too soon after we announced more than a month ago, is back in stock. Any remaining backorders are now being filled, and any product waiting…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 4, 2013 at 8:15pm — 44 Comments

"Drones Poised To Be New Climate Surveillance Workhorses"

More great press for APM-based Conservation Drones! From Reuters:

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When NASA wanted to take a closer look last…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 2, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments

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