The first trial gets pretty scary when a belt slips! More details on this…
David Scaramuzza from ETH writes: "In this video, we show our autonomous quadrotor acting as a flying 3D scanner. At the end of the video, the quadrotor guides a ground robot to grasp an object."
Added by Chris Anderson on August 31, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments
From the Parrot blog:
Few weeks ago, we were talking about this german developer who created a software to …
This new Kickstarter project looks awesome. I've backed it, and will experiment with it for autonomous blimps (as well as copters):…Continue
From IEEE Spectrum:
Disney has a research lab in Zurich, right next door to ETH Zurich. In the past, we've seen a lot of collaborations between…
Birds are nice enough, unless you work at places like airports, farms, and landfills, in which case they’re the sworn enemy. Today, there are a variety of tools and technologies for spooking unwanted birds—we’ve…
The two robots communicate their positions, converge to a common docking location and the dock successfully, both indoors and out.
Added by Chris Anderson on August 18, 2014 at 7:48pm — No Comments
We've been working on this for a while, but I'm delighted the news is finally out. From USA Today:
Amazon recently banded together with several makers of small unmanned aerial vehicles…
Our friends at OpenROV have launched OpenExplorer, which is a site that combines maps, photos, videos and text to tell the story of mission in a fantastic timeline-based way. It mashes up …Continue
Here's a very interesting article on Medium from a Marc Ausman, a pilot, on what the lessons in FAA regulation of manned aircraft suggest about the right path for unmanned ones.…Continue
It doesn't just do image processing, but actually computes the trajectory of the camera in post and calculates a shake-free video from that. Really impressive work from Microsoft Research, which they call "Hyperlapse" (because it is a combination of time lapse and hyperpath…Continue
Peter Diamandis, the co-founder of the X-Prize organization, Singularity University and a bunch of other impressive projects, has a newsletter on future trends. His most recent is on drones, and it's well worth…Continue
Yutaca Sawai does awesome mechanical simulations of flying animals. Someday this will be useful for drones.
Here's another one:…Continue
We've covered most of these already here (and our Droneshare uses the MapBox No-fly Zone data), but good to see mainstream press picking up on the potential of collaborative drone mapping projects. Here's the…Continue
Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1…