James Bowles has been crowned UK champion following the first UK FPV drone racing national event organised by the British FPV drone racing association. The event was held at RAF Barkston Heath near Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK, last…Continue
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new algorithm for robustly controlling a tailsitter flying machine in hover position.
Τhis video shows tethered quadrocopters flying steadily together at high speeds exceeding 50 km/h in a confined space. With the tether exerting more than 13 gs of centripetal force, multiple quadrotors are able to fly 1.7m- radius circular trajectories in formation across different orientations in space and then successfully perform a coordinated braking…Continue
In a 9-page legal letter, with 28 itemized conditions and limitations, the FAA issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace.…Continue
Researchers from the Robotics and Perception Group from the University of Zurich, developed a new technology that allows a quadrotor to automatically recover and stabilize from any initial condition without relying on external infrastructure like GPS. The technology allows the quadrotor…Continue
During a two-day conference in Riga, the European aviation community found broad agreement on the main principles to guide the regulatory framework…Continue
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Canada’s relatively favorable framework for commercial UAV operations is attracting interest among foreign operators who are frustrated with restrictions in their home jurisdictions. The following provides a breakdown of Canadian regulations affecting foreign commercial operators:…Continue
This 5-minute short film featuring quadrotors was produced in collaboration between the entertainment company Cirque du Soleil, researchers at ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, and their spin-off company Verity Studios. Everything you see is real — no CGI, wires, or speed-ups/slow-downs were used in the production of the film.
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Six months ago, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippine’s South East coast. Now Drone Adventures is helping the reconstruction effort by providing much-needed aerial maps of the region.
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For their first humanitarian mission, Adam and Emanuele from Drone Adventures went to Haiti to explore the potential use of drones to map encampments, riverbeds and entire villages.…Continue
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Added by IKE on November 8, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments
New video from ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, you can read more on Robohub:Continue
This is a new-platform from a Spanish start-up called Intelligenia Dynamics. It has four double co-axial motor/propellers and it is part of their upcoming product line of commercial uavs and services. You can read more at their website: http://www.iuavs.com/en/pages/index
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