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Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment

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As part of a Google Summer Of Code (GSOC). I have the privilege to Mentor a talented PhD Student of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, named Thien Nguyen.

Since the beginning of this project , Thien has delivered a series of Labs to serve not only as milestones for the project but also a step-by-step guideline for anyone who wishes to learn about using the power of computer vision for autonomous robot to follow. The…

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Added by Patrick Poirier on June 26, 2019 at 2:46am — 6 Comments


3D Robotics
NXP is giving away 100 PX4-based development copters for its firefighting competition

This is pretty cool. NXP is giving away 100 of its new Dronecode/PX4-based ready-to-fly drone development platform to people entering its "help fight fires with drones" competition with Hackster.io. 

Apply here…

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 23, 2019 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments


3D Robotics
PX4/Dronecode Developer Conference full house today in Zurich

More than 200 attendees at our first PX4 developer summit in Zurich!

Nearly 600 developers are now contributing to the project…

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 20, 2019 at 8:55am — No Comments


3D Robotics
PX4-based tailsitter VTOL

From Hackster:

"Engineers at the University of Toronto have designed a fully open sourced dual-rotor tail-sitter MAV using readily available electronics and…

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 19, 2019 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Unusual Solvers Competition on Drones/AI: Over $200K in prizes

Dear All,
 
We've just launched an international competition in partnership with the Omidyar Network and would very much value your kind help in sharing this new opportunity far…
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Added by Patrick Meier on June 19, 2019 at 2:26am — 2 Comments

Amazon's New Prime Air Drone Features a Weird Tailsitter Design

Amazon is finally starting to address some of the actual challenges with drone delivery, making us slightly less skeptical

Amazon has been working away at its Prime Air urban and suburban drone delivery for years. Many years. It’s been at least half a…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on June 17, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Open Source Chevy Volt Project

Well guys it's been a while! I own a Chevy Volt now and I just cant wait to fiddle with it! LOL so I started a Group on Facebook for the project and I'll be adding a website and forum at teamprometheus.org for the project.

After starting the group one of the new member's Matt Davis Pointed this out.…

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Added by Monroe King on June 14, 2019 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

XAG Launched New Generation Agricultural IoT System to Build Traceability and Further Ensure Food Safety

December 2018, GUANGZHOU China – XAG’s Research and Development Center in Guangzhou officially released the "XAG Agricultural IoT System”. The XAG Agricultural IoT System is composed of a series of farmland IoT devices and application software. This release of the XIoT kit includes:…

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Added by viya on June 10, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A comparison of VTOL mapping drones

For some time now, VTOL drones have entered the field of aerial mapping. These Vertical Takeoff and Landing drones offer the flexibility and ease of use of a multirotor combined with the range and stability of a fixed wing UAV.

At The Fieldwork Company we have been using both fixed wing and multirotor drones for aerial surveys for many years,…

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Added by Maarten Zwarts on June 7, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

AEROMAPPERS ACHIEVE COMPLIANT UAV STATUS with TRANSPORT CANADA

Aeromao from Canada is pleased to announce that the Aeromappers line of commercial grade drones have been added to the list of compliant UAV systems of Transport Canada. This distinction allows Canadian organizations using…

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Added by Mauricio on June 7, 2019 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

Drone Charter on Equal Opportunity and Inclusion

Local drone experts, entrepreneurs and engineers from 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania have signed this Charter on Equal Opportunity &…

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Added by Patrick Meier on June 6, 2019 at 5:54am — No Comments

White Paper on Warehouse Transformation using Autonomous Drones

We had recently released a white paper highlighting the role of autonomous drones in the digital transformation of warehouses. Driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits, warehouses across the world are adopting technologies such as Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Unmanned Aerial…

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Added by Utsav Chopra on June 5, 2019 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

ILS for copter

The recently released Version 3.2 of my GCS FlightZoomer offers an automatic approach system, that is similar to the ILS for manned aviation. For plane it was working since last year but since copters can't just slip down the glideslope and then touch down with a lot of forward speed, the implemented procedure had to be changed as follows for…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on May 31, 2019 at 6:57am — 16 Comments

Advantages and disadvantages of Ebee

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the ebee drone for sale, focus on is buy or not, So let's analyze the advantages and disadvantages of Ebee

Reasons To Buy the SenseFly eBee

Size

Ebee is the smallest fixed wing sUAS you will find with such an impressive list of capabilities. The hard…

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Added by Drone &parts supplyer on May 31, 2019 at 5:17am — 1 Comment

Canada will use drones to spray crops in the near future

Studying different ways of applying pesticides to plants isn’t new to Markus Clodius. After all, that’s his main job at the Agassiz Research and Development Centre. But this summer might see Clodius researching whether a new kind of technology will be just as effective for putting pesticides on fields: drones.

“This kind of efficacy trial isn’t new to me,” Clodius said. “But this kind of efficacy trial with this kind of tech, that’s very new.”

Using drones in…

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Added by Drone &parts supplyer on May 30, 2019 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

2-Axis 30X EO/IR Gimbal For Fixed-wing VTOL

Hey Guys,

Recently YANGDA team tested the 2-axis 30X EO/IR dual-sensor gimbal Eagle Eye-30IE-U on a fixed-wing VTOL drone, you can see the gimbal performance from…

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Added by yangdaonline on May 27, 2019 at 1:10am — 2 Comments

5.7 km Fixed Wing Flight With Joystick via 4G LTE

Happy Weekend! We hope your week starts out well.

We did a short Flight WITHOUT RC Transmitter and Datalink, only use 4G LTE to control our Fixed Wing. 

And the result are very good, feels like we were a bird

  • Average Speed: 49.1 km/h
  • Joystick: Extreme 3d…
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Added by XBStation 4G UAV Solution on May 25, 2019 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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