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
The world is entering in a temporal crisis.
Now the colaborative economy and tecnological comunities are more
neded than ever.
in Spain a big group of makers and experts have created in a few weeks a very neded product in thease days for people wih expecial neds
because is cheap, and fast to build, the proces is almost finishing with the aprovals of Spain health autorities.. you can check that heare..:
Very cool research from Microsoft on using their AirSim simulators to train racing drones for the real world:
Humans subconsciously use perception-action loops to do just…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on March 17, 2020 at 11:45am — No Comments
LightWare is delighted to launch our new long range microLiDAR™. The SF30/D is ideal for altitude management above 400 feet. Each SF30/D is range tested in the bright African sun to ensure super performance in the hands of our customers.
The SF30/D laser measurement sensor provides real time, accurate altitude (AGL) measurements…Continue
Added by Nadia Nilsen on March 12, 2020 at 10:50am — No Comments
This is a cross-post from the ArduPilot blog.
UAVCAN was first announced six years ago, in early 2014, as an RFC doc published on this website. Over the following few years, it saw adoption in numerous systems – mostly UAV,…Continue
Added by Pavel Kirienko on March 11, 2020 at 10:26pm — No Comments
I stumbled upon this 2015 post from Gerard Toonstra and am looking to build a similar setup:…Continue
It is ideal for anyone wanting a quick and simple way to integrate a Raspberry Pi board with a MAVLink-based flight controller, with a high capacity power supply and Pixhawk-standard…Continue
Added by Stephen Dade on March 4, 2020 at 12:46am — No Comments
Cool research from Virginia Tech using a 3DR Solo to do wind measurement:
All multirotor drones can be used as wind sensors, providing…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2020 at 10:50am — No Comments
Newly emerged virgin honey bee queens become inseminated in flight by multiple male honey bees (drones) in elevated regions called Drone Congregation Areas (DCAs). These DCAs are areas five to 60 meters above ground and 30 to 200 meters in diameter. They can…Continue
Added by Tom Rearick on March 2, 2020 at 4:11pm — No Comments
I would like to share our last challenge. I think it is probably the longest flight with a hybrid gas-electric drone:
In December 2015 we published our first record:…
we implemented radar/laser altimeter support for DJI M210/M210V2 drones (in addition to previously supported M600/M600Pro/A3).
Set consists of UgCS SkyHub onboard computer, radar or laser altimeter, set of cables and software.
In general, we recommend using a radar altimeter (finally we selected …Continue
The past few years have seen tremendous progress in reinforcement learning (RL). From complex games to robotic object manipulation, RL has…Continue
(Photo by Dustin Iskandar, CC BY 2.0)
My long-time interest has been in developing insect-type vision for small drones. Properly implemented, I believe that such vision hardware and algorithms will allow small drones to fly safely amidst clutter and obstacles. Of course, I have been following with great interest other approaches to providing…Continue