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OpenAi created a robotics system, trained entirely in simulation, which can learn a new task after seeing it done once



Robots that Learn

We’ve created a robotics system, trained entirely in simulation and deployed on a physical robot, which can learn a new task after seeing it done once.…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on May 16, 2017 at 9:50pm — No Comments

How a Tribe is Battling Loggers With a Drone They Built Watching YouTube

In Guyana, where forests cover over 80 percent of the country, the threat of illegal logging is ever present. A lot of the time, it’s hard to even know if it’s happening. That’s in part because the country’s population is so small, just 735,000 people to keep watch on 83,000…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on December 24, 2016 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Drone pilot catches a moron polluting forrest, forces him to remove his garbage!

Hi Guys!

I have an uplifting video for you today! :) Look at that brave drone pilot catching this nasty forrest polluter, near the capitol of Poland.

Disturbed and frightened by this new amazing technology ;), polluter rushes to pick up his garbage, puts it back on his car and drives away. Actually, he probably is afraid that…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on November 30, 2016 at 5:09am — 1 Comment

Vertigo V.2 - affordable drone zoom gimbal

Hi diydroners!

After a few months filled with hours of work we came up with the new version of affordable drone zoom gimbal solution for all diy users. We call it simply Vertigo V.2. 

We listened to your feedback, which helped us in the biggest way possible, that is why there are lots…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on November 17, 2016 at 7:00am — 29 Comments

3DR Solo for $399. Is this even possible?

Hi guys,

i just came across this reddit post which claims that 3DR Solo is now available at Best Buy and Amazon for $399.

It all looks valid, but the price seems tobr to good to be true for me. 

Take a look at this:…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on October 3, 2016 at 1:25am — 44 Comments

Can someone please inform guys in Utah there is an invention called drones?

Hi,

i recently came across a video of stocking fish with the use of an airplane. Immediately i thought of our dear community. Is it just me or you too think you can do it more effectively with the use of drones? I am not a marine biologist, but from the video above it looks like half of the fish died in this attempt, don't you think? Some guys…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on March 8, 2016 at 3:11am — 9 Comments

Dubai to host World Drone Prix, grand prize $1 million

In anticipation of the event, the establishment of a governing body - the World Organization for Racing Drones - was also formally announced.…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on December 12, 2015 at 8:46pm — 3 Comments

OpenAI announced, the smart drone era is coming?

How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over

They’re funding a new…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on December 12, 2015 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the …

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Added by Greg Dronsky on November 29, 2015 at 1:21pm — 47 Comments

GoPro’s Unreleased Drone Already Shoots Great Video

GoPro’s been working on this camera thing for a while now, so you’d expect anything it makes to capture great footage. This video is still impressive. GoPro’s launching a drone in the first half of next year, and released a two-minute video captured with a prototype. “The footage has not been stabilized in post-production,” the video says,…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on October 29, 2015 at 8:27am — 13 Comments

GoPro drone to launch in the first half of 2016

Not much info yet but at least we know the launch date:

Woodman also revealed the company is working on a quadcopter — or drone, as they’re more commonly known. He declined to share any details about its design and pricing, but it’s slated to launch in the first half of 2016 and will be aimed at…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on May 28, 2015 at 1:48am — 19 Comments

Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on April 28, 2015 at 7:07am — 4 Comments

FAA allows AIG to use drones for insurance inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration has been rather stingy when it comes to giving companies the OK to test, let alone employ, drones.…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on April 9, 2015 at 2:32pm — 3 Comments

DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane

From an account on Twitter we found a post about a fire on a plane because of a drone! Wait, what? So it appears a DJI Inspire 1 caught fire in the overhead compartment, we do not know the cause of the fire but looks like a moderate one. Glad it happened on the ground…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on April 2, 2015 at 3:03pm — 40 Comments

Pixhawk powered Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter

Inspired by that wonderful scene in Return of the Jedi where Luke and Leia race through the trees of Endor using speeder bikes, there's a small group of enthusiasts who do the same thing using camera-equipped remote control drones. Like …

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Added by Greg Dronsky on March 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

Vertigo FPV 27x Zoom Gimbal - early bird prices

Hi there,



First of all thank you for your feedback, we are truly excited to get so many warm comments and smart suggestions from all of you.

For all of you who see this project for the first time, check out earlier post to get some info ( …

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Added by Greg Dronsky on March 9, 2015 at 5:56pm — 21 Comments

FPV Gimbal For Zoom Camera - First Week of Tests

Hi guys, 

First i'd like to thank all of you for your comments regarding our first post (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fpv-gimbal-for-zoom-camera?xg_source=activity). Your comments helped us with technical issues and got us really positively…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on February 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 18 Comments

Smart looking VTOL construction

Is it a quadcopter? A plane?  No, it’s both! [Daniel Lubrich] is at it again with a vertical take off and landing transformer he calls the SkyProwler. We’ve covered some of his work…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on February 16, 2015 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

3D printed DJI Ispired clone

If (3dprinter == true) { print = http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:593132} ;)

But for real, there is a clone of DJI Inspired on Thingiverse, so if you happen to have a 3d printer, you could make yourself a cheaper version of this cool craft. 

some guys are selling .stl files for…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on February 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

PlotBox - a startup, that uses drones to map cemeteries

Cemeteries use paper and old school spreadsheets to manage their land and know where to dig. But these outdated systems can lead to errors and expensive lawsuits when graves are dug in the wrong place and someone’s Rest In Peace is disturbed. PlotBox offers a SAAS for cemeteries and crematoria that helps them…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on February 4, 2015 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

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