OMG. Turbine-powered quadcopter test flight -- next to a road. Love the car that pulls up to gawk at the end
GoBot is a new robot-control applications interface using the Go programming language, including support for 3DR copters and others using MAVLink.
Gobot has a extensible…
Nice post over at sUAS News:
The rain has finally subsided so I went out to the RC field for some quadcopter fiddling and testing.
The below video shows a quick demonstration of the Region Of Interest (ROI) function of…
From Technology Review:
There isn’t much space between your ears, but what’s in there can do many things that a computer of the same size never could. Your brain is also…
Scientists who study wild animals want to get as close as possible to their subjects without stressing them out or disrupting their natural behaviors. One possible solution: remote-controlled…
Interesting new job listing at the New American Foundation:
New America’s International Security Program (ISP) is looking for a Project Manager to join our team in…
They're raising $10,000. From the Kickstarter project listing:
We will be using specially designed and equipped UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in order to probe the tornado…
In general, copters need at least two props, one for lift and the other to cancel out angular momentum, either as a tail rotor or coaxial main rotors. But U Penn have shown that with the right configuration, you can fly a copter with just one motor and prop. From IEEE Spectrum,…Continue
3D model of the planned colonial town of Mawchu Llacta in highland Peru, reconstructed from 241 aerial photos.
Maybe all Indiana Jones needed was a good hat and a whip, but if he'd seen what…
From IEEE Spectrum:
Until recently, a defining characteristic of robots has been their rigid mechanical nature. Most of them are made up of hard structural…
From the Guardian: "Currently on display at the Science Museum, London, is a 3D-printing drone created by Dr Mirko Kovac from Imperial College London…Continue
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Congrats to Randy Mackay and the APM:Copter team, whose collaboration with Tohoku University was discussed in…Continue
I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with the Linux Foundation to create the new Dronecode Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings together the leading open source UAV software projects under the professional…Continue
From Fast Company:
One of America’s largest insurance companies has an unorthodox proposal: using unmanned aircraft to speed up insurance claim…
Google now gives "a drone" as the fourth most popular answer to the search term "I want to buy..."! Data from the New York…Continue
Another datapoint on the mainstreaming of drones: a long cover story in New York Magazine. Cool inside art, too (see below). Here's a sample of the piece:
Drones are a different kind of new technology from what we’re used to. The communications breakthroughs of the past two decades have multiplied the connections within society, but drones offer…
He's 14 years old. The mind boggles.
From IEEE Spectrum:
Mihir Garimella, from Pittsburgh, (video above) figured out a way to make flying robots evade collisions…