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Is It Expensive to Build A Industrial Level Composite Material VTOL UAVs For Aerial Mapping?

there are lots of type of VTOL UAVs that can be used for aerial mapping platforms, for my personal option, I like 4+1 configuration. Simply it is more reliable and more stable on dual batteries system.

there are many of 4+1 VTOL Mapping platform in the market, I can list more than 30 of them, here I am introduce you the full composite material…

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Added by Kriszhao on December 6, 2019 at 11:06am — 2 Comments


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I am back!

That's right I am back with some new  UAV designs and old favorites. I started A youtube channel to show off my stuff. please check it out and subscribe if you want to see more.

https://youtu.be/UpoJRqxvQVI

Added by crystal garris on December 4, 2019 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Be part of the next development of mRobotics with your grain of sand.

At mRo we are committed to design and manufacture innovative high quality hardware at a very low cost for unmanned vehicles that use open source such as Ardupilot and…

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Added by Pedro Matabuena on November 26, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pi-Connect released

I'm pleased to announce that after 9 months of design and testing, the Pi-Connect (Lite) is now available!

The Pi-Connect Lite is a HAT addon board for the Raspberry Pi that integrates the following into a single board:

  • 5.1V/3A BEC with high quality components
  • Telemetry port for connection to Ardupilot/PX4 based flight…
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Added by Stephen Dade on November 24, 2019 at 12:14am — No Comments

Aerial Mapping Via Misson Planner

Hey Guys, we just conducted an aerial mapping on Mission Planner using one mapping VTOL, and the mapping camera is SONY A7R camera-based. Also, RTK/PPK system is used during the whole process. We want to share with you the video here and get more suggestions about mapping via the Mission planner.

Video link of the mapping: …

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Added by yangdaonline on November 21, 2019 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Commercial UAV Show in London 2019

Here is a quick video tour for those who couldn't make it to the Commercial UAV Show in London this year. Was great to see the latest drone technology and meet people…

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Added by Kirill on November 13, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Comparison Table of mRo Professional Autopilots Family

This is how you can learn at a glance the technical characteristics of the mRobotics family of autopilots and decide which device best suits your projects.

The …

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Added by Pedro Matabuena on November 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Data Science Crop Analysis Notebook Using 6 Band MicaSense Altum And DroneMapper Processed UAV Imagery

A jupyter notebook with crop analysis algorithms utilizing digital elevation models, dtm and multi-spectral imagery (R-G-B-NIR-Rededge-Thermal) from a MicaSense…

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Added by JP on November 8, 2019 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Participants Wanted for Research Survey on Simulation of Robotics Software

We are a group of software engineering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University trying to better understand why and how robotics developers use simulation when developing and testing their systems. If you have ever used these tools, we would like to hear from you.

Simulation holds the potential to provide an automated, cost-effective, and scalable alternative to the manual and expensive process of field testing. Numerous companies in the autonomy sector, such as…

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Added by SquaresLabRobots on November 5, 2019 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Pixhawk cube controlled VTOL fixed-wing auto flight demo

Hi Guys,

Recently we built one 2.5 hours long-endurance VTOL fixed-wing plane using the Pixhawk Cube flight controller. Auto flight demo: https://youtu.be/H-M0Mm12N7Y

Specification of the VTOL…

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Added by yangdaonline on October 29, 2019 at 12:53am — No Comments

XAG and Bayer Set to Innovate Japan's Ageing Agriculture with Enhanced Drone Technology

XAG and Bayer jointly participated in Agri-Week Tokyo 2019

XAG and Bayer has recently held a joint news conference in Tokyo, 4 Oct, to announce the latest progress of their strategic partnership in Japan. This cross-industry alliance has been unfolded on three main projects involving drone sales, technological research…

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Added by viya on October 24, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

rctimer.com is gone

Hi,

A week ago I placed an order of over $300 on rctimer.com site, PayPal account was charged but I never got order confirmation from rctimer.

Two days later, the site disappeared and emails are bouncing back.

I know they sell on AliExpress as well, be very careful.

Gal

Added by Gal Nitzan on October 23, 2019 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

MMC UAV is to exhibit in Shenzhen CPSE 2019

The 17th China International Social Public Safety Expo (CPSE)will be held from October 28th-31 th,2019 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen,  China. At that time, it will present the most advanced artificial intelligence, big data, and intelligent security products to the…

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Added by Thomas Dunlop on October 22, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cars vs robots

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Added by Jack Crossfire on October 22, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…

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Added by Simon D. Levy on October 21, 2019 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Drones are doing everything in agriculture from aerial imaging to fighting global mega pests

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BioCarbon Engineering technician prepares the UAV for the seeding demonstration at Ellerslie site in Edmonton.

Drones might be seen as pests by Gatwick Airport traffic control, but increasingly farmers are beginning to see them as pest-killers.

This is one of many uses drones have in agriculture. One obvious use is for…

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Added by viya on October 21, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Sensors for Attitude Estimation

Hello UAV enthusiasts,

I recently created a slide deck on the topic of sensors for attitude estimation (i.e. gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers). In these slides, I review

  1. Installation considerations,
  2. Stochastic models,
  3. Bias characterization,
  4. Sensor calibration, and
  5. Conceptual…
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Added by Matthew Silic on October 18, 2019 at 9:20pm — 10 Comments

XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

As a global leading agriculture technology company, XAG has initiated its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation  “Take Off for Harvest Time” for the third…

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Added by viya on October 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at https://github.com/avncalst/drone_cnn.

Added by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am — 5 Comments

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