For those unclear about the FAA Section 333 Exemption Process, Adam from Aeroworks Productions, LLC. answers some of the common questions and provides additional information about operating as a commercial operator.
No FAA to worry about on this one, I would like to think DIYD members could or even should win this....
Identify and commercialize innovative agriculture husbandry technologies that improve work processes, as well as modernize observation technologies and intervention methods.
New announcement from BirdsEyeView:
BirdsEyeView Aerobotics is proud to introduce AvA: Advanced VTOL Autonomy for the FireFLY6. AvA is the…
It bears repeating: Drones Are Hard. Above are some stats on the projects I've backed. I don't regret funding any of them, since I like encouraging these sorts of projects and I learn a lot from their updates. When a crowdfunding project I've backed actually shows up, I'm amazed (I call this being "Kickstartled") and then usually a bit disappointed that it isn't as…Continue
From Hack a Day by Al Williams
If you want to make a submersible robot (or, really, any robot) you can either design it for a specific mission, or you can try to make it general purpose. The researchers at the Cura Oceanus Foundation opted for the latter approach with…Continue
The Precision Hawk LATAS technology, which works with Pixhawk and APM-based drones to create static and dynamic geofences to respond to "airspace intrusions" around drones, will be field tested with the FAA this week. From …Continue
Very interesting research that shows that the statistical errors build up with GPS in a way that exaggerates distance traveled. Counterintuitive!
Have you had a suspicion that your GPS app is overestimating the distance…
The future is here after over two years of work can be said to have developed in the laboratories of Laser Navigation and thanks to the support of the network of laboratories Virtualrobotix drone technology of tomorrow.
A short video of a recent test test of our system of autonomous flight, mapping and advanced management of the payload.
In the video you…
Impressive work from Jae-Eun Park and the computer vision team at IBM Research.
More details will appear in:
A testing platform for on-drone computation
W. Zhou, D. Nair, O. Gunawan, T. van Kessel, H. F. Hamann
IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, New York City, USA…Continue
The mission planner indicates that I got to 120km. Seems reasonable, flying speed was about 14 m/sec for two hours and 25 minutes. That is about 120km.Continue
Here's a video from one of our recent tests of our GTQ-Cormorant: a submarine and quadrotor hybrid.
We use an air pump/solenoid system to move air between the clear, water-tight pressure hull and an external air bladder for depth…Continue
Drones have become an important tool for conservation work and we have seen them applied in game counting in Kenya, seal monitoring in the Arctic and for anti-poaching work in Southern Africa. One area of particular interest is in getting accurate size measurements of animals without direct human contact. LightWare has been assisting conservation groups with…Continue
About a year and a half ago I saw Jetpac’s video of their Spotter app and I remember thinking at the time that it would be so cool to get this flying on a drone. Some poking got me a little towards that goal but its not until the past week that I sat down and rewrote the…Continue
A public service message from the Google Earth blog. This is the API used by many ground stations, and DJI in particular has ended support for their GCS as a result. GCSs such as Mission Planner and APM Planner can use alternative map…Continue
I am another one of the 12,000 suckers! Oh well...
To quote Chris Anderson: "DRONING IS HARD"
On a wide, flat western Virginia field, home to the Culpeper Barnstormers radio controlled aircraft club, a bright white DJI Phantom 3 hovers in the afternoon sun like some oversized insect from the future. One of our colleagues…Continue
NVIDIA's press release states that "Jetson TX1 is the first embedded computer designed to process deep neural networks -- computer software that can learn to recognize objects or interpret…Continue