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Pew Research Poll: Americans Pessimistic About Personal Drones

A new Pew Research Internet Project poll on U.S. Views of Technology and the Future has found that most respondents were pessimistic about the benefits of personal and commercial drone technology.

Among the findings:

  • 63% think it would be a change for the worse if personal and commercial drones are given…
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Added by Jonathan Price on April 19, 2014 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Keeping Wayward Drones is Illegal (in Italy, anyway)

In a welcome contrast to the current posturing of the American media right now, the police in Bologna, Italy have affirmed that drones still have the same legal protections as any other personal property, even when…

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Added by Jonathan Price on March 4, 2013 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Determining Altitude AGL Using Optical Flow

You are probably familiar with optical flow sensors which provide extremely precise measurement of ground speed (and therefore position) for quadcopters and computer mice.  The PX4FLOW is the most-recent example but there are many others.…

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Added by Jonathan Price on February 14, 2013 at 2:12am — 10 Comments

HobbyKing Selling ArduPilot Parts

HobbyKing is now selling much cheaper versions of some 3DR products:

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Added by Jonathan Price on January 28, 2013 at 2:00am — 106 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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