A number of people on this site are using their vehicles for aerial mapping. There are tools available for image stitching, which basically produces a rough idea about what the terrain looks like from above. Image stitching does not compensate for perspective and usually contains lots of artifacts. The reason why some older tools don't really work that well is because they rely…Continue
Matt Waite thought he was going to die a paper reporter, but now he says it looks like the papers are going to die first.
In November of 2011, Waite founded the first journalism drone lab in the world at the University of Nebraska. It was also the first journalism drone lab in the world to get a…Continue
How would you like your drone to use vision to hover, see obstacles, and otherwise navigate, but do so at night in the presence of very little light? Research on nocturnal insects will (in my opinion) give us ideas on how to make this possible.
A recent …Continue
Test Flight Video
I don't know how many of you fly with DJI's naza, With me coming for just using the kk2.5 this was quite the the upgrade and was price…Continue
The polymer solar cell was envisioned many years ago as a low cost flexible PV technology made using fast printing processes, simple machinery and abundant materials. At the turn of the millennium there was a lot of hope that the vision would become reality and this spawned a massive surge in the scientific literature with ever increasing performance and marvels of processability, yet the polymer solar cell remained elusive and the few examples of available OPV have…Continue
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Today marks one year from the first public release of DroidPlanner (on March 20, 2013), so I thought would be nice to share some statistics.
The image above shows the number of active devices on which the application is currently installed.
And this is the distribution of installs by country:…Continue
In a second installment Australia will have another roundtable on drones and privacy.
This will be held in Brisbane, Queensland on Friday 21 March 0930-1300K (AEST) = Thursday 20 March 2330-0300Z (UTC) with live audio broadcasted on http://www.aph.gov.au/.
A transcript will be available approximately a week after the…
We were asked to do some field testing for the Investec Rhino Life Line with Dr Will Faulds. Thought I'd share some of the footage. Only in Africa! :)
Using APM2.6, Tarot T810, Alexmos BGC (soon to be upgrade to 3 axis) and the trusty GoPro.
The Agribotix team is in New Zealand, flying our UAVs over Tasman Glacier to help researchers at Victoria University of Wellington make a digital elevation model of the glacier. Today, we flew the twin boom Sky Hunter over 100km in transects across the glacier. We've mounted a downward facing camera in the fuselage, which takes photos every 3 seconds. Using these photos, and…Continue
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For the past ten years, Patrick Meier (DIYD: PatrickMeier) has worked at the intersection of technology and humanitarian response. A Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging…Continue
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How to optimize the choice of your UAV's radio frequencies
As we make our UAV fly we use multiple radio frequency bands for different uses : RC control of the craft, eventual…Continue
The FAA is crying foul at a Major League Baseball team. The Washington Nationals used a drone to take pictures of the team during spring training. Problem is they didn’t get permission. And commercial drone use is banned.Continue
Guess how they got these shots!!
It is our pleasure to announce the first public release of DroidPlanner 2.0 on the Google Play Store. It represents a complete rethinking of the way users interact with autonomous aircraft.