Good news from Blue Robotics: they've crossed the final(?) frontier and ArduPilot is now underwater. Welcome ArduSub! (In historic progression since the founding of the project it was Plane, Copter, Rover, Boat and now Sub)
More great Solo work from the London-based team at Accelerated Dynamics.
Just a teaser for now. Looks like no aerial category again this year, but ArduRover teams should get ready for another year of domination. And if you're feeling brave, they're teasing this, too:…Continue
uAvionix Corporation, the leader in unmanned ADS-B technology and Dronecode, the nonprofit organization developing a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), today announced a plan to collaborate on advanced development in ADS-B ‘sense…
ETH (home of Dronecode's PX4 project) is now leading the world in advanced drone tech. Just watch this amazing video...
Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects…
[Daniel Norée] started the OpenR/C project back in 2012 when he bought a Thing-O-Matic. In search of a project to test out his new printer, he set his sights on a remote controlled car, which as he put it,”… seemed like the perfect candidate, as it presents a lot of challenges with somewhat intricate moving parts along with the need for a certain level of…
If you've seen the Solo retail kiosks in stores like Best Buy, you will have noticed the cool built-in flight simulator that allowed you to use the Solo controller to virtually fly in a full 3D environment. We've now released a free and improved version of that for your own iOS and Android device, which is available now. From the …Continue
Oppenheimer, a Wall Street research firm, has just released a very good report on the current state and prospects for the drone market. One thing they point out is how all over the place most estimates of the market size are (see above).
Amazing product from H3 Dynamics in Singapore. We've always dreamed of drones that could be deployed like sprinkler systems -- place and forget, and they just do their job, sending data to the cloud. Looks like we're almost there. …Continue
The team from Erle is at it again, with an APM-compatible board for the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. From Hackaday:
Flight controllers for quadcopters and other drones are incredible pieces of engineering. Not only do these boards keep an aircraft level, they…
Interesting proof-of-concept by DARPA researchers using a Pixhawk-powered drone to autonomously navigate a cluttered warehouse environment at 20 m/s.
DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently demonstrated that a commercial quadcopter platform could achieve 20-meters-per-second flight while carrying a full load of sensors and…
From Fast Company, an interesting application of APM:Copter powered drones:
Distributed energy systems are a good idea for homes that aren't hooked up to the grid. But distributing solar panels to remote areas in the…
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