Swarming in the evening sky over a field, 10 quadcopters were instructed to form a circle. They are designed to communicate with one another to fly cooperatively, like birds in a flock, and they fell into line, each knowing its neighbor's position. The technology is…
A few weeks ago it was rumored that Facebook would buy Titan Aerospace for long-duration solar-powered drones to provide Internet access in the developing world. Today, however, the company announced that it was actually buying Ascenta, a small British firm that does the same thing (or perhaps…Continue
Congrats to AirDroids, who's PocketDrone Kickstarter campaign raised nearly $1 million. Delighted to see another APM platform company hit it big! From TechCrunch:
The AirDroids …
Congrats to Conservation Drones and Falcon UAV for the great coverage in Smithsonian Mag!
The forest rangers of Nepal’s Chitwan National Park are charged with protecting some of the world’s last…
Good piece on the beginnings of a market to ensure drone operators, from DroneReport. Excerpts:
There is no federal requirement for aviation…
Worth watching the video of the ABC Denver news report of a drone flyaway (it was a Storm Drone 6 with a DJI Naza controller). A screenshot of DIY Drones makes an appearance ;-) I can't embed the video, but you can watch it …Continue
With ten days to go, the LIDAR-Lite laser rangefinder project is just $5,000 from its crowdfunding goal (it's 91% funded). Now's the time to back it and put them over the top!
I love this project (I've backed it) and we're integrating it into the APM code. Along with…Continue
From Makezine, great instructions on how to build a waterproof copter with PVC pipe elements:
WAVEcopter is a fully waterproof multicopter frame that I have constructed mostly from readily available and cheap electrical parts. My reasons for building it were…
Under the amusing headine "Free the Beer Drones", a law expert writing at Slate raises some legal concerns about the FAA's assertion that it has the authority to…
From Kickstarter, an APM-powered fixed wing drone project: I've backed it!
An international student team (Team AREND) is collaborating to compete in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge…
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in…
MAKE is excited to head to Texas next week for one of the best events of the year, and we’re hoping to get more of the homegrown drone community involved.
We’ll be set up at …
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