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From Davide Scarmuzza at ETH: "We are releasing our full quadrotor control framework as open-source. This framework has been used for the past 6 years in my lab. It has served as the basis in over 500 public live demonstrations over 50…Continue
From Mark Jacobsen: "Rosetta Drone is an Android app that wraps the DJI SDK in Mavlink. It allows you to fly a DJI drone with a Mavlink-based ground control station like QGroundControl.
Rosetta Drone was brought to you by…Continue
Next Monday we're hosting a Dronecode meetup after a full day of code sprinting on the forthcoming Dronecode SDK iOS API.
Come meet members of the Dronecode dev team, including developers from 3DR, Yuneec, PX4, Intel, Airmap, ARM and others for an evening of drink, food, demos, music and flying at the 3DR offices in Berkeley.
Very interesting results from the Microsoft indoor localization competition. Basically my two favorite companies in this space --…
I've been doing hands-on reviews of new LIDAR units over at our sister site, DIY Robocars. If you're interested in LIDAR, check them out there:
---New Benwake CE-30 solid…Continue
Really interesting technique from Reuben Wu of the band Ladytron, who uses a 3DR Solo carrying bright lights to illuminate landscapes in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
From the article:…Continue
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Here's some background on the amazing Intel drone displays at the Olympics.
Wired article here
Added by Chris Anderson on February 9, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 87,000 members!
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members, blog posts and otherwise respond to questions and keep…Continue
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Starting on December 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began requiring hobbyists to register their Unmanned Aerial Systems –…
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From Davide Scaramuzza:
I am happy to share the paper, dataset, code and video "Dronet: Learning to Fly by Driving", where we use Deep Neural Networks to teach drones to navigate autonomously in the streets of a city by imitating…Continue
This June 2017 swarm of 117 drones set the world record for the most fixed-wing drones in a single swarm.
2017 was our tenth year, and since one drone year is like ten regular years, we're practically a century old! A few thoughts on the past twelve months:
First, we've continued to grow here, although not as fast as the boom years from 2012 to 2015 (see above)
More importantly, the two open source software projects that spun out of this community,…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments
"Donny the Drone" is voiced by Guy Pearce in this new sci-fi short featuring a modified DJI Phantom.
Crazy good deal on the best autopilot for small drones and rovers. This deal won't last long. Free shipping for Prime members.
Includes GPS, power module, 8-channel servo rail expander for planes and designed for latest Dronecode/PX4 and…Continue
The commission just levied a $180,000 fine on a company in Florida for selling…Continue
We are happy to announce the release of PX4 v1.7.0, this version comes packed with performance and quality of life improvements. With 1840 commits with the help of 76 authors and hundreds of flight hours across all of our certified hardware, this is the biggest release of PX4 to date.
This release couldn’t have happened without the help of our supporting members,…Continue
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