Do you know how many parcels were delivered last year to persons like you or me? UPS delivered last year 4.6 billion parcels worldwide, imagine the rest of companies.
Do you think the current transport model (packages and documents) is efficient and can provide…Continue
Laser range finders can be very effective in detecting even small obstacles at long distances from a moving UAV. To cover large areas the laser beam is usually…Continue
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Shotguns. Snoops. Surveillance. So many stories in recent weeks have been calling attention to the public’s growing skepticism of drone technology. As a…Continue
Photos from the Festival multirotor machines, which took place on June 27 in the village of Ulyanovka, Mytishchi district. At the festival FPV3DCam has introduced a new flight stereoscopic camera …Continue
Added by Egor_FPV3DCam on June 30, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments
INSPIRED by the biology of a bee and the insect’s hive behavior ...
we aim to push advances in miniature robotics and the design of compact high-energy power sources; spur innovations in…
Added by Damian McKay Earl ll on June 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Just letting folks know what we have been up to over the last year or so. Finally getting close to something we can release. Essentially an all open source hardware modular robotics platform. The short version is it's a BrainBox that can accept several different modules so it can be configured as a plane/copter/rover/whatever.
Figured it was about time the community had a modular frame system to match the different flavors of autopilot code. Still lots to do…Continue
Something like this was bound to happen with the mass market of drones to people not having safety in mind.
By Stephanie Klein, MyNorthwest.com Editor |…Continue
Liverpool John Moores University are holding their second conference on the use of drones in environmental research on July the 7th and 8th. There are some great pieces of research being presented and it should be a very interesting couple of days.
A Pixhawk-powered hexacopter had an encounter with an overzealous and somewhat paranoid neighbor. Ars Technica tells the story:
That day, Eric Joe skipped Black Friday lines and instead went home to visit his parents.…
UgCS 2.4 makes drones smarter and more agile than before. The most important new features are that it allows import of custom terrain elevation models, 3D building models which make the drone more aware of what`s around it.
Terrain elevation models…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on June 29, 2015 at 12:57am — No Comments
My students and I like to write MAV applications in Python, and we were disappointed in that Google does not provide an interactive map-visualization API in that language. So we wrote one ourselves, which we call GooMPy.
GooMPy provides a Python…Continue
We succeeded 2015/06/25 with a test flight (craft strapped with 4 ropes) with a 80 kg payload. It only used 8 of the 12 rotors! Next,we want to give you a glimpse on how it will look in future (part with canopy) Hope you enjoy. And for all the critics: you helped us to pursue our targets! And indeed a lot of challenges ahead, range extender, silent props, etc. Any…Continue
Just had to tell all of you about this $59.95 three axis gimbal deal on EBay:
This seemed like a great deal and looks to be identical to DYS Gimbal on Hobbyking which is $200.00.
I got one and quality appears excellent though I haven't tried to use it yet (I will probably get another.)
I'm planning on converting to a Storm 32 for a laser…Continue
This is an electric Quadcopter powered buy fuel cell technology innovated by The Canadian "Energyor".
It got an amazing power …Continue
Right now, for precise indoor positioning you typically need an expensive optical motion capture rig like a Vicon. This Kickstarter project promises to do the same thing with ultrawideband wireless for much less ($500). It's already made its…Continue
Another Lithium-Ion battery tech story...
An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle.…Continue
Hello from China! Well, I’m writing this from an office in Palo Alto, but the news comes from the team in the factory in Guangzhou.
The gimbal is making good progress, with our production crew delivering some great footage recently. Check it out…Continue
An unannounced addition to Google Street View suggests that drone imagery could fit in nicely. From the Google Earth Blog:
Google are constantly looking for new places to capture Street View, often going a long way away from the nearest…
Congratulations to Flirtey, whose Pixhawk-powered copter has been approved by the FAA for the first US drone deliver trials. From Dronelife:
July 17 will be a day of victory to the…