Chris Anderson's Blog – February 2017 Archive (6)

Movidius neural network USB stick plugs into almost anything

fathomnew From TechCrunch. It works on Raspberry Pi!

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnershipMovidius is making…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Microsoft AirSim demo at Dronecode leadership meeting

Here's the Microsoft AirSim team demonstrating their amazing Unreal-based open source drone simulator package at this week's Dronecode leadership meeting at Intel. Dronecode development is growing exponentially -- this is just a glimpse of what's coming this…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 24, 2017 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Full rover simulation now added to Dronecode/PX4

The Dronecode/PX4 stack has supported rovers for a long time, but now it's getting a proper simulator for them, too. This addition adds a full rover simulation for SITL and Gazebo. The physical config will follow this week for a Traxxas Stampede.

Added by Chris Anderson on February 19, 2017 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Land-o-Lakes ag drone challenge with $150,000 prize

This seems very doable -- indeed, I think an off-the-shelf product from PrecisionHawk or Agribotix can already do all of this. Am I missing something?

Challenge Overview

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is seeking proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous drone usage in…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 17, 2017 at 1:03pm — 7 Comments

Microsoft releases AirSim, an Unreal-based simulator for Pixhawk

Very cool! From the project repo:

AirSim is a simulator for drones (and soon other vehicles) built on Unreal Engine. It is open-source, cross platform and supports hardware-in-loop with popular flight controllers such as Pixhawk for physically and visually…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

DIY Drones at 83,000 members

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 83,000 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…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 10, 2017 at 11:11pm — No Comments

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