I love this young and smart team, who came out of University of Kansas and are doing very cool work with FPGAs. From…Continue
I love both the EMLID Navio 2 autopilot add-on for Raspberry Pi and the Reach RTK GPS. But the latter was a bit hard to use initially, so this news is very welcome: they've now released a…Continue
I'm excited about this, not least because Aero will support the Dronecode stack out of the box. From PC World:
Intel in December…
"9 Lessons Learned from Attaching a Super Heavy, Custom Rig to a Quadcopter": A very interesting post from Makezine and how to attach things to drones:
Recently, a company called …
For those in the SF Bay Area and interested in the DIY autonomous car scene (which I'm also part of), here's the latest on our hackathon this weekend.
Self Driving Racers,
Carl, Joshua and I are looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday (10:00am - 3:00pm) in Berkeley for the meetup/hackathon. Here's some information to help you prepare and otherwise make the most of the…
Added by Chris Anderson on November 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Interesting preview of a very powerful new autopilot from Aerotenna:
The Federal Aviation Administration last week granted Disney a waiver so it can show off its amazing drone skills in the Orlando and Anaheim parks. Not a company known to wait well, it's already …
FormulaPi, the remote RaspberryPi-based racing series has started, and it's proving both very interesting and further evidence that vision-based navigation is hard, even on a well-marked track.
Added by Chris Anderson on November 7, 2016 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Super impressive control implementation to make this work. From Popular Mechanics:
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have …
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Congrats to Victor Mayoral and the rest of the Erle team for a successful acquisition by Acutronic. From Victor's story on the company's beginnings and latest deal: …Continue
Interesting glimpse of the single-board design. Impressive that he get it back together again afterwards!
This render from Fusion 360 features the Hooligan 1000, with an additional thruster and rotors set at 30-degree pitch for optimal thrust. The final design may change based on the results of Autodesk Dreamcatcher. / Credit: Eli D'Elia, Autodesk
Someday in the…
The wait is over! We are proud to introduce the next generation 3DR autopilot, Pixhawk Mini. Pixhawk Mini is an upgraded Pixhawk designed in collaboration with HobbyKing and optimized to run the…Continue
From Victor Mayoral:
Announcing alpha support for the PX4 flight stack in a path towards drones that speak ROS natively.
The drones field is an interesting one to analyze from a robotics perspective. While…
Very nice use of the Microsoft Azure cloud AI APIs to make a AR.Drone do some pretty magic stuff. Excerpt from the full O'Reilly post, which has the…Continue
Let’s savor our final look back at AVC 2016: It’s time for the final recap video for the Power Racing Series and Autonomous Power Racing Series events! If you enjoy watching full-grown adults in costumes strap themselves to souped-up Power Wheels…
Added by Chris Anderson on October 24, 2016 at 10:02am — No Comments
That's a tough controls problem! From Popular Science:
The sight of flying umbrellas, changing altitude with a fluttering rhythm, looks more like an animated Disney scene than graduate work by a…
This year our hosting network, Ning, has been through a lot, including horrible performance issues in the first part of the year that…Continue
From the Local Motors blog, a report from the first bench testing of the 1/4 scale prototype of the Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge winner, which will debut at the Commercial…Continue