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…
Excellent project from the University of Leuven, using Pixhawk in a VTOL design:
Meet VertiKUL, a…
Here's Journalist, a lovely new folding camera copter from Germany (use Google Translate for English, or see the English one-pagerhere). Pixhawk or APM-based. The build quality looks outstanding (it's probably not cheap, however) and the form factor seems perfect for this kind of camera. …Continue
From the BBC:
When it comes to flight, nature just has the edge on engineers.
This is according to a study comparing hummingbirds with one of the world's most advanced…
Lots of good talks from this show, from a month ago. Both video and presentations are available here.
Screenshot of talks below:…Continue
Good news, I think. Last week the FAA issued a National Policy Notice (N8900.268) to its field inspectors, directing them to counsel and educate UAV…Continue
From our friends at the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center at UC San Diego, an APM-based ocean-going kayak! (it uses a variation of the ArduRover…Continue
This a gorgeous aircraft and the autonomous flight and image processing to detect "Outback Joe" is already working, as you'll see at 2:34.
Here's more about the Swiss Fang team:
ContinueThis is the website of Team Swiss Fang, the swiss competition entry to the …
For those of you interested in ROS and APM-based drones, you'll be interested to see this new MAVLink generator for ROS which will allow ROS to communicate more easily with MAVLink-based…Continue
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Sketchfab is my favorite place to store and view 3D models. Now it's even better, with a curated collection of drone models. Check out the Amazon Prime Air model above,…Continue
Check out this cool new Droneshare feature, out in beta (beta.droneshare.com): No-Fly Zones! Just select the "Restricted Areas" view from the little icon at the top right of the map (this is only in beta.droneshare.com now, but will be in…Continue
President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order to develop privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in U.S. airspace, POLITICO…
Gizmag reports on the launch of a new Kickstarter project that uses quadcopter design to lift humans. (me, I think if men were meant to fly they'd have wings. That's what robots are for!)
Having revealed its …