This post announces recent noteworthy developments in some of our projects.
The observations we made since the announcement of Zubax Orel 20 (a Sapog-driven ESC) led us to believe that people tend to have serious misconceptions about power capabilities of ESC. A possible reason for that is the abundance of Chinese low-quality ESC that tend to have…Continue
Congrats to Victor Mayoral and the rest of the Erle team for a successful acquisition by Acutronic. From Victor's story on the company's beginnings and latest deal:
Hi folks, sorry about delay publishing URUS system source code, for people interested and to know how it's will work with ardupilot, there is a recently documentation with descriptive images explaining the URUS structure system and URUS Protocol.
This document was used in a conference at EMI University and UAGRM Bolivia's statal university.
3D map georeferenced with Reach GPS data.Continue
Interesting glimpse of the single-board design. Impressive that he get it back together again afterwards!
Unreliable. Dangerous. Unpredictable spinning knives. Accidents waiting to happen.
Imagine selling a lawn mower with no protection for the spinning blades.
Class actions must surely follow against the manufacturers.
This render from Fusion 360 features the Hooligan 1000, with an additional thruster and rotors set at 30-degree pitch for optimal thrust. The final design may change based on the results of Autodesk Dreamcatcher. / Credit: Eli D'Elia, Autodesk
Someday in the…
HobbyKing has recently updated their web site making it more difficult to hone in what you are looking for. I was trying to see what was available for 4s lipos, but it was so convoluted that I became frustrated and gave up. Before the web site update it was a simple task to filter 4s lipos and have a long list of what was available shown on the page to see what was available. Now you have to use several…Continue
The wait is over! We are proud to introduce the next generation 3DR autopilot, Pixhawk Mini. Pixhawk Mini is an upgraded Pixhawk designed in collaboration with HobbyKing and optimized to run the…Continue
On-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes. Uber is close to the commute pain that citizens in cities around the world feel. We view helping to solve this problem as core to our mission and…Continue
Over the last few months, I have been busy building a fully autonomous sailboat that attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
It was initially launched from Newfoundland heading towards Ireland. Although the initial attempt was not successful, I've gained a lot of extremely valuable experience, and I am going to build another, more capable boat. You…Continue
From Victor Mayoral:
Announcing alpha support for the PX4 flight stack in a path towards drones that speak ROS natively.
The drones field is an interesting one to analyze from a robotics perspective. While…
In the 1980…Continue
A lot of work went into building this plane, adding redundancies and safeties, as well as fitting 3 cameras, and the result was well worth it. Big thanks to the ardupilot team, nightghost for his OSD firmware, and all the other folks who wrote some of the software the 5 computer/microcontrollers that were in the plane (not counting those on the camera or VTX):
Day Video (4K): …Continue
Another quarter of the year has flown by (yes, I just did that) and there is no shortage of new drones milling about the skies of this blue marble.
Q3 Update – October 2016 – https://joom.ag/OEsQ
Gary, Editor of sUAS News, recently mentioned that in his neck of…Continue
Added by Gary Mortimer on October 26, 2016 at 2:20am — No Comments
We have presented this video to the kids during our open days a couple of weeks ago at ENAC, Toulouse. It is just one application of a guidance algorithm that we have developed and later implemented in Paparazzi. I was actually surprised about the performance since the planes only exchange information once per second (even we allow some…Continue
Added by Hector Garcia de Marina on October 25, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Using Paparazzi UAV and a Stock Parrot Bebop 2 with its ublox M8N GNSS chip replace by a M8P we managed to stream the RTCM3 stream over WiFi to the drone from our groundstation. The groundstation was connected to a ublox M8P operating in base station mode. The video demonstrates the bebop doing a pure GPS navigation task, sonar nor optical-flow were…Continue
Very nice use of the Microsoft Azure cloud AI APIs to make a AR.Drone do some pretty magic stuff. Excerpt from the full O'Reilly post, which has the full details and code:
Let’s savor our final look back at AVC 2016: It’s time for the final recap video for the Power Racing Series and Autonomous Power Racing Series events! If you enjoy watching full-grown adults in costumes strap themselves to souped-up Power Wheels…
Added by Chris Anderson on October 24, 2016 at 10:02am — No Comments