From GPS World:
3DroneMapping completed a project under tight time and space constraints — surveying a tiny tropical island without…
Parrot is the only publicly-listed consumer/commercial drone company, so their quarterly and annual financial reports are one of the few places to get accurate and up-to-date numbers on how the drone industry is really doing. They published their Q4 2016 and full-year 2016 financials…Continue
From TechCrunch. It works on Raspberry Pi!
Here's the Microsoft AirSim team demonstrating their amazing Unreal-based open source drone simulator package at this week's Dronecode leadership meeting at Intel. Dronecode development is…Continue
The Dronecode/PX4 stack has supported rovers for a long time, but now it's getting a proper simulator for them, too. This addition adds a full rover simulation for SITL and Gazebo. The physical config will follow this week for a Traxxas…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on February 19, 2017 at 4:37pm — No Comments
This seems very doable -- indeed, I think an off-the-shelf product from PrecisionHawk or Agribotix can already do all of this. Am I missing something?
Land O’Lakes, Inc.…
Very cool! From the project repo:
AirSim is a simulator for drones (and soon other vehicles) built on Unreal Engine. It is open-source, cross platform and supports hardware-in-loop with popular flight controllers such as Pixhawk for physically and visually…
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 83,000 members!
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on February 10, 2017 at 11:11pm — No Comments
This project uses RaspberryPi and the Pi camera in a cloud robotics architecture (most processing is done on a laptop over WiFi) and is based on the ForumulaPi code and OpenCV. It costs less than $100 and can perform the full Udacity Self Driving Car challenge (thanks to offboarding most processing to the…Continue
We have a monthly autonomous car hack/race day at a funky old warehouse in Oakland, but in-between races the teams need to training their neural networks. How? With this simulator!
From the video…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on January 29, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Join us for our first hack/race day at the new Oakland warehouse location for DIY Robocar events.
There are three tracks:
1) A RGB lane track, modeled after the FormulaPi track:…
It's been almost a decade since I launched DIY Drones (March 2007) and we've both grown hugely as a community and an industry in the intervening years. Drones work great, they're cheap and widely available, and both the the Dronecode and ArduPilot development communities that got their start here…Continue
For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles.
At NASA’s Ames Research Center in…
Sorry to see them go. They had a great idea and worked really hard to get it right, but ran out of time and money. …Continue
The AKAMAV is the…
With professional hydrodynamic design, SEADRAGON can be freely in the water, underwater hover or free exploration can be easily implemented. The main compartment is…
LEAD TIME: 60 days (due to post-CES orders peak) + 2…
Great news from Don Lake
Announcing the release of QGroundControl V3.1. Notable changes in this release:
- Survey mission support
- GeoFence Support in…