Looks like this University of New Hampshire ag research team is using an APM-powered ArduCopter for their research into the use of drones to spot crop disease. Excerpt from the Modern Farmer article:
Cool app! It originally used a Mikrokopter multicopter, but is now based on APM/ArduCopter.
Good piece from the US National Public Radio on how the hobby community approaches drone safety while…Continue
The pilot of the Phantom that crashed on a Manhattan street earlier this month has been arrested, ABC reports:
David Zablidowsky of Brooklyn has been charged with "Reckless Endangerment" for allegedly losing control of a helicopter drone at "an unreasonable height creating a substantial risk of serious physical…
Definitely file this one under "silly", but it's a toy copter launched with blink of some sort of electrical false eyelash controller. I just wish they wouldn't call every flying toy a "drone".
Added by Chris Anderson on October 17, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Cool article from the open access scientific journal PLOS One
...at least if they want to compete with insects for energy management.
A University of Maryland professor's experiments with solar-powered microdrones finds that sunlight is still an order of magnitude too low in power to keep his aircraft aloft. That's why insects don't use sunlight, but rather food: chemical energy (like digesting…Continue
[Just adding video and commentary to what was covered in the earlier post] I'm usually pretty skeptical of "drone delivery" concepts, given that most are just marketing stunts. But new Australian startup Flirtey has at least addressed (if not solved) some of the most obvious problems with the model. Their…Continue
Sergei Lupashin has a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), and is currently doing post-doctoral work with the University of Zurich’s …
At this week's Drones and Aerial Robotics conference, Joseph Hall gave a presentation that discussed some of the issues around the idea of drones needing a "license plate" (and presumably…Continue
Drone Pilot Fights for Right to Profit in the Unmanned Skies
In June 30, 1956, two airliners flying over the Grand Canyon collided. All 128 passengers…
Congrats to Adam Conway from Aerohive on his interview with Robert Scoble about his very DIY ArduCopter+Wifi creation!
Scoble post here.