A key portion of the…
Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux (below) is amazing in many ways, but here's one you might not have known. He's the father of Lea Seydoux, the Bond girl in Spectre. The film is just so-so, but she's the best part of it, playing (appropriately) the…Continue
It's sad that Sparkfun removed the aerial category from the AVC, but the silver lining is that this year they've added an totally insane new category: autonomous go-karts with humans aboard who can't steer. I love the motto: "Trust your code? Prove it."
Florida-based startup Apellix developed a prototype unmanned aerial system that can potentially paint homes or ships, apply chemicals, or pressure wash windows. It's called the "Worker Bee."
Company founder Robert…
We've been evaluating this on Pixhawk-based platforms, and it's a performing well. Best used with other sensors, such as cameras, but a lot better than just sonar.
This uses an updated version of the LIDAR-Lite sensor on a rotating mount. $245 is an impressive price -- backed!
From the Kickstarter…Continue
Good news for IRIS+ fans. We've released the CAD files as STLs, so you can 3D print any replacement parts you need for free, including improved versions of the legs that are 50% lighter and require less support when printing. …Continue
If you saw Rafaello D'Andrea's amazing TED talk from a few weeks ago, you will have been impressed by how his team solved the problem of controlling VTOL aircraft in the vertical position with just two props (VTOL aircraft are notoriously prone to…Continue
3DR has just released an update to the Solo app on iOS and Android that adds a new GoPro Burst camera mode as well as improved FollowMe functionality (see below). This continues a monthly feature/performance update schedule that is adding a ton of new funtionality. Next month's software update will…Continue
From the ParaZero press release:
TEL AVIV, Israel – March, 2016 – ParaZero, a startup that has developed a safety solution for all aerial systems such as UAVs and drones, publicly unveiled its…
One of the great things about this community is that it's very active but still keeps high standards of civility and a good signal-to-noise ratio. This doesn't happen by accident, but is rather due to a great cast of moderators who approve new members (keeping spammers out) and review all…Continue
In case you've missed this, HobbyKing is now selling a RC transmitter designed for APM/Pixhawk, with all the flight modes mapped to knob settings with mode LED indicators. Just $58!
BonaDrone, based in Barcelona and set up by a team of five tech entrepreneurs, offers a different way for UAV enthusiasts to engage with their passion. The aim, according to BonaDrone, is to bring the technology and knowledge behind drones closer to end users, promoting creativity…
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"Redline", from one of my former colleagues at The Economist.
For Americans, the number 76 has special significance, since the US Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and every hundred years we go crazy with a "Spirit of 76" celebration. For the British, who were on the other side of that historic division, the date is less celebrated. As a…Continue
As part of today's 3DR Enterprise announcement with Autodesk, we also announced a new camera coming to Solo. This is the UMC-R10C, which is designed to be deeply integrated and fully controllable by the Solo software stack and companion computer. More details coming ahead of the launch in…Continue
The real power of the Solo platform is in the software, and we've been hinting since the start that the consumer applications for Solo were just the start. So I'm delighted to announce the official start of the 3DR Enterprise era with SiteScan, our collaboration with Autodesk to use the 3DR Solo and software stack in combination with Autodesk's cloud to create a…Continue