I'm delighted to announce that we're going to be having our first Chinese Dronecode unconference next in Beijing next Thursday, April 28th. I'll be in Beijing speaking at the big GMIC conference and we thought it would be fun to meet up with Dronecode developers at the same time.
From the video:
Generating Dynamically Feasible Trajectories for Quadrotor Cameras
Mike Roberts, Pat Hanrahan
Abstract: When designing trajectories for quadrotor cameras, it is important that the trajectories respect the dynamics and physical limits of…
Slightly evolved airframe form factor
The latest stream of cutting-edge software from 3DR includes augmented reality, interactive scene awareness and new Smart Shots, and it will dramatically enhance the aerial filming experience and all-around safety of drone…Continue
At a developer conference in China last week, Intel gave a sneak peak of its forthcoming drone and robotics development boards. The drone board, called Aero, is designed to compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Flight board (Intel, like Qualcomm, is a member of Dronecode and the Intel team has ported to the APM code…Continue
From the Freshwater Trust:
The Freshwater Trust has partnered with Portland State University’s…
Added by Chris Anderson on April 17, 2016 at 5:08pm — No Comments
One of the priorities of Dronecode is to integrate with other open source software communities, include Linux as the lower (OS) side and ROS at the applications layer. Dronecode is part of the Linux Foundation and the Open Source Robotics Foundation, which makes ROS, is part of…Continue
Suffice to say it doesn't end well, for drone or engine. Why did the researchers use an 8-lb drone, when the typical drone weighs less than half that? The researcher responded:
"This is the drone size that one European country has sanctioned for their postal services to deliver packages to…
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 77,000!
There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 45,000 page views a day on average). It took us…Continue
Way back in 2007, when I was getting started with UAVs, the only autopilot available for less than $15,000 was the UNAV PicoPilot. I got one, stuck it in a plane (see above), and decided I could do better for less. Thus the open source ArduPilot project and the rest is history.
On a whim, I…Continue
The new Viooa smart-camera combines 360-degree optics with an on-board Nvidia processor to add some pretty amazing functionality to Solo. …Continue
Last week the leading drone manufacturers announced we were leaving the Small UAV Coalition, which was a great start to our regulatory efforts but was not 100% focused on…Continue
From USA Today:
Carry cargo that's of live-saving importance, fly long-range fixed-wing aircraft in uncongested skies, and score a government as your first client?
That's the atypical approach being taken…
AdaPilot is a new project to create a highly reliable open source autopilot using the Ada language. From the Project Overview:
AdaPilot, started in 2016, is a next-generation…
From the video description:
A microprocessor-based onboard computer, a 6 DOF IMU sensor package, five DC motors with encoder feedback for flapping and wing articulation (asymmetric wing folding and leg/tail control), power/comm electronics, carbon-fiber frame, 3D printed parts, and silicone based membrane wings -- all at 92…
Love this report from NASA, via Space Daily:
NASA’s Gas-Sniffing Drone Can Spot Methane Leaks More Accurately Than Previous…
Added by Chris Anderson on March 31, 2016 at 10:41am — No Comments