Added by Chris Anderson on February 28, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments
One of the most intriguing demos I've seen, if the footage in the video is to be believed, is the Myo gesture control armband.
It's an eye-popping demo. The copy on the site reads "unleash your inner…
On Sparkfun's Google Plus page, they've announced the new location of the annual Autonomous Vehicle Competition, which will be held on Saturday, June 8th in Boulder, Colorado. This year, in addition to cars and planes,…Continue
Thanks to Tom Bonar from Maxbotics for passing on this new post on how the best use their sonar sensors with mutlicopters.
Added by Chris Anderson on February 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
You may have noticed some slight design changes here over the past day, which are simply me band-aiding a situation where the external site that hosted some of our design files shut down, leaving a bunch of broken images and mangled CSS here. For now I've reverted to some native Ning design features and brought back…Continue
Earlier this month, we reported on the PowerUp 3.0 – a US$50 kit that lets you control a powered paper airplane via your smartphone. At the time, we were still waiting to hear back from its designer,…
Great demo of how a very easy-to-use survey/mapping UAV works. It costs $20,000.
There were 2.1 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just 21 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging…Continue
Two Bay Area hackerspaces are conducting a robot-delivered cupcake contest. Clearly drones will be the winning technology. Fortunately, there's already a website for that.
On the APM developer mailing list, the team recently posted their software roadmaps. Everyone is welcome to join the dev list themselves and follow this, but for those who aren't already signed up, I…Continue
On the APM developer mailing list, the team recently posted their software roadmaps. Everyone is welcome to join the dev list themselves and follow this, but for those who aren't already signed up, I thought I'd…Continue
The Economist on the positive potential of civilian drones (via Business Insider):
WHENEVER a hiker gets lost in Mesa County, a rugged area in western Colorado,…
I've got no idea what this short film is supposed to be about, but if you'd like to see more drones with your bikinis (or the other way around), it's just three minutes long.
There are plenty of…
From Jason Kottke:
Roboticst/artist Natalie Jeremijenko spoke at Google's "Solve for X" conference on using technology to solve big world problems, in this case "drones for good". I'm not sure she came up with anything particularily new, but thought it was worth sharing here all the same.
From The Economist:
ALTHOUGH undeniably graceful, gliding has until now been suitable only for pleasure flights. But this is changing, as researchers exploit wind power…