DIY Drones and 3D Robotics in great Dutch TV documentary on drones

It's a hour-long documentary that just went live on Dutch TV, which you can watch here. The DIY Drones/3D Robotics stuff starts at about 25:00. It's about 50% spoken English with Dutch subtitles, and is really well done. There's an interview with me at the Wired offices and then shots from the 3D Robotics factory. Lots of other great video from interviews at ETH, as well some Kinect motion-control drone demos.

Sadly the embedding doesn't seem to work, so go to the link above to watch it. 

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Comment by GliderUAV on March 31, 2012 at 1:13pm
Hi Chris,

Its fun to find a tv program made in my counrty, in my native language. It is indeed well made. The makers are worried about the
Dutch airfoces preference for the Reaper. Also there is the threat of the armsrace and the inpersonal nature of drone attacts.
Nice part about DIydrones, too.

Regards,
GliderUav.

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Comment by Dany Thivierge on March 31, 2012 at 6:02pm

Jordi, nice go-pro camera mount that you shown there! :) 

When will it be ready? hehe 

Nice documentary! thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Rana on March 31, 2012 at 7:18pm

Very nice documentary ! Doesn't play by default, you have to do the setting for flash.


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Comment by Alan Sanchez on April 1, 2012 at 12:37am

Cool stuff!

-Dany, that was me not Jordi! I'm hoping to get the mount done ASAP right now I'm just trying to work out unwanted servo jitters :S  (https://vimeo.com/39566074)

Comment by Marc Puig Pasarrius on April 1, 2012 at 1:51am

For people without silverlight: click "Instellingen" and select Flash, but unfortunately the button doesn't work on Linux (tested on chrome and firefox).

Comment by Anish on April 1, 2012 at 3:26am
Have to admit having "parsed" it for 30-45 min, looks more like current affairs program which seems to high light the concerns of drone warfare and privacy implications of introduction of drones in their own countries, with a bit about bias for buying US military hardware being highlighted
Comment by Ellison Chan on April 1, 2012 at 8:57am

Marc, thanks for the tip!  I have Silverlight and the video was skipping like a drunken sailor.  Now I'm using flash I can finally see it without pauses.

I watched the whole thing.  It is quite comprehensive, covering military, civilian, the flying ball, and even Iranian drones.  The reporting is very biased against the US.  Sinister music whenever they talk about American Military drones, and cutsie Thunderbirds music when they're talking about the Iranian drone.

I think the gist of it is that the US are trying to sell military drones to Netherlands, but these guys are making the case that they should develop drones domestically.  They are taking the example of the Griffin fighter versus the JSF as an example.


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on April 2, 2012 at 9:55am

sorry Alan! need to visit you one day to not make these mistakes anymore!   :) 

yeah the jitters are bad! ... not strong enough or is it the actual mounting points that are an issue?

Comment by Kirill on April 2, 2012 at 1:38pm

Nice interview.

Alan, cool flight! But sometimes you're too much risky, I watched your video at one go, couple of times I was afraid about that white lexus on the parking :)

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 2, 2012 at 1:40pm

That's probably Alan's Lexus. He's just trying to show it off to us. ;-)

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