Commercial drones are now becoming a mainstream technology, with the 2020 pandemic serving as a showcase for how drones can save human lives.
Drones have been used for delivery long before Amazon announced its Prime Air service. Founded in 2011, Zipline, a US-based company focused on medical drone deliveries became the pioneer in long-distance drone delivery, with distribution centers in Rwanda and Ghana. With an exponential…Continue
Added by Utsav Chopra on May 19, 2020 at 5:53am — No Comments
The fighter is a fixed-wing flight platform , which is easy to carry,friendly to operate,stable and durable.The fighter is positioned as a heavy-duty,long-endurance…Continue
The fighter is a 10kg fixed-wing flight platform (hand parachute/VTOL), which is easy to carry,friendly to operate,stable and durable.The fighter is positioned as a heavy-duty,long-endurance fixed wing,which greatly reduces the difficulty of aerial survey,further liberates productivity and improves the…Continue
Within the bustling world of drones there are always open opportunities to be followed and a drone show service is certainly one of them. Even if you don’t have the funding or the technical knowledge of…Continue
Added by Artūrs on May 1, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Drones with cameras have both commercial and recreational applications. For commercial use-cases, the ability to live stream videos, with low latency, is crucial for the effective use of drones. This enables enterprise stakeholders to see things happening far away, in near-real-time, from a bird’s eye view. Many industries, sectors, and use-cases…Continue
Added by Amartya Gupta on April 30, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments
Drone technology has witnessed a rapid maturity curve - with regards to not only hardware and software technology but also the use cases across industries and sectors. Consumer drones have gone past the typical use in film production and recreational uses. These prosumer off-the-shelf drones are now solving complex business problems - for example,…Continue
Added by Utsav Chopra on April 29, 2020 at 7:09am — No Comments
Some academics at the University of Toronto have released a paper showing different techniques in correcting the position errors in the Crazyflie ultrawideband-based indoor localization tech. None of them are perfect, but it's interesting to see what works best
Accurate indoor localization is a crucial enabling technology for many…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on April 27, 2020 at 8:39am — No Comments
Not a drone (yet), but DIY and very well done. From Hackaday:
he advent of affordable gear for radio-controlled aircraft has made the hobby extremely accessible, but also made it possible to build some very complex…Continue
Observational surveillance systems rely on the capabilities of the cameras employed, but the main limiting factor is the stationary nature of the cameras in a traditional surveillance system. Now, surveillance can be achieved utilizing drones; it can be not only cost-effective but also accomplish the desired outcome more safely, efficiently and at a much larger scale.…Continue
Added by Utsav Chopra on April 21, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments
We don’t have all the answers, but we do have serious questions about some of the applications that several drone companies and others are promoting in response to COVID-19. Some of these applications need to be debunked.…Continue
Added by Patrick Meier on April 14, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments
This app makes your phone behave like MAVLink vehicle. You can connect to it using QGroundControl over UDP. The device must be either connected to the same local network, have a Wi-Fi hotspot running or a public IP address. You can also try connecting to it while using VPN. Once connected, the phone starts emitting heartbeat and information about device's…Continue
Added by Marek Suma on April 13, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments
Here is an example of how professional drones can help firefighters during forest fires. Airbot was engaged to provide a bird's eye view and crucial informations on burning surfaces and fire travel. The drone is one of the best…Continue
Added by Airbot Systems on April 12, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments
This project aims to autonomously return a glider from a high altitude balloon (100,000 feet). I just wrapped up “proof of concept” autonomous glides dropped from a hexacopter. We’re ready for 18,000 foot class E flight testing, pending how our talks with the faa begins and ends.
Heres the video! Let me know what you guys think.
Many DIY flying projects require professional composite manufacturing.
In the wake of the recent COVID-19 outbreak which has affected almost every nation, government organizations and law-enforcement agencies are in search of an effective solution to fight this pandemic with minimal human interaction.
Drones seem to be an appropriate solution to tackle this menace. Apart from the transportation of emergency medical & pharmaceutical supplies, health-kits and blood…Continue
Added by Utsav Chopra on April 2, 2020 at 3:30am — No Comments
This video demonstrates a modified ArduPilot-Gazebo simulation for artificial intelligence (AI). A ROS subscriber is implemented with a AI python script. A human walking actor is added in Gazebo to simulate a human obstacle. More details can be found at my…Continue
COVID-19 i.e. the coronavirus disease has been aptly called the Black Swan of 2020 — a global contagion that will disrupt public health and the global economy. With social distancing…
Many commercial drone operations rely on several people in the field: usually a pilot, a payload/camera operator and sometimes additional domain experts depending on the mission type. In times of a pandemic - as we have it with Covid-19 at the moment - you want to avoid people being outside or travel as much as possible. But some drone operations can't be postponed - for example inspection of critical infrastructure, Search & Rescue or curfew enforcement. In this situations staff in the…Continue
Added by SkyDrone.aero on March 25, 2020 at 9:38pm — No Comments
Today it is universally acknowledged that drones operating close to the ground need some sort of obstacle avoidance. What I am about to tell is the story of our own…Continue
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