The first trial gets pretty scary when a belt slips! More details on this…
It looks like they've still got a lot of work to do to make this Pocketcopter a reality, but it's a cool idea (I've backed it):
How does the Pocketcopter work?
From the 3DR blog:
On Tuesday, 3D Robotics announced that we’ve partnered with Intel in the development of …
The AP Manager looks great! I've backed it.
ContinueImprove your flight-safety by adding redundancy with the intelligent bridge between two independent running autopilots in your RC-model…
Back in 2012, I backed the Robot Dragonfly on Indiegogo. They've had trouble getting it out the door, because it's incredibly complex, but the silver lining is that they've been great about providing regular updates and insights in the project's development.…Continue
Finally, I can talk about what I did this summer! Richard Branson, one of my heroes both as an entrepreneur and aviation pioneer, is a 3D Robotics investor. Not only is it thrilling to be part of his network, but we also got to bring a fleet of drones to his famed Caribbean island, Necker, to tell the story of…Continue
I'm tempted to get one just to play with the sensors for possible drone use. From the announcement: "This unique 360° vision system uses complex mathematics, probability theory, geometry and trigonometry to map and navigate a room. So it knows…Continue
From IEEE Spectrum:
Airspace above 500 feet is already well regulated by the FAA, but there's a potentially dangerous void…
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