Chris Anderson's Blog – April 2016 Archive (28)

PX4 Update & Obstacle Avoidance Talk at Dronecode Unconference

By Lorenz Meier

(crossposted from here with permission)

Due to public demand the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 10, 2016 at 6:14pm — 3 Comments

Anyone remember UNAV?

Way back in 2007, when I was getting started with UAVs, the only autopilot available for less than $15,000 was the UNAV PicoPilot.  I got one, stuck it in a plane (see above), and decided I could do better for less. Thus the open source ArduPilot project and the rest is history.  

On a whim, I went to see if UNAV was still in business. It isn't.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — 23 Comments

Pixhawk-powered tractor on Hackaday

Congrats to DIYD'er Matt Reimer, whose great Pixhawk-powered autonomous farm vehicles continue to get the attention they deserve. Now on…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 6, 2016 at 9:25am — 6 Comments

360-degree VR, sense and avoid, tracking and more with Viooa add-on for Solo

The new Viooa smart-camera combines 360-degree optics with an on-board Nvidia processor to add some pretty amazing functionality to Solo. …

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 5, 2016 at 11:18am — 13 Comments

3DR, DJI, Parrot and GoPro announce new alliance

Last week the leading drone manufacturers announced we were leaving the Small UAV Coalition, which was a great start to our regulatory efforts but was not 100% focused on near-term commercial and consumer drone opportunities. Today we reveal what we're…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 4, 2016 at 1:10pm — 5 Comments

Zipline raises $18m for drone medical delivery

From USA Today:

Carry cargo that's of live-saving importance, fly long-range fixed-wing aircraft in uncongested skies, and score a government as your first client?

That's the atypical approach being taken…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 4, 2016 at 9:16am — 4 Comments

New project to create an Ada-based autopilot

AdaPilot is a new project to create a highly reliable open source autopilot using the Ada language. From the Project Overview:

AdaPilot, started in 2016, is a next-generation Open-Source software project with a reference hardware development kit, created by the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

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