This week the Dronecode/PX4 team will release its biggest and best update, version 1.6. You can see a glimpse of the testing that went into it with our public test log server here.
Along with all the automated code and flight…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on May 29, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments
An Australian IT services company combined an Amazon Alexa and a service called "what3words" that translates GPS addresses into three unique words to create a MAVLink-compatible drone that can be commanded entirely by voice. The video can't be embedded, so see it …Continue
These aren't drones per se, but I can help but post this story by Owen Churchill in Sixthtone, which exemplifies the DIY spirit.
CHONGQING, Southwest China —…
From New Atlas, a writeup on new research from ETH and MIT:
Thanks to new research from MIT and ETH Zurich, however, it may soon be possible for drones to autonomously follow along with an actor, keeping their face framed "just right" the whole time –…
Added by Chris Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Congrats to Marco Walter, who won the the 2017 RoboMagellan competition at RoboGames with a rover that used Pixhawk + Ardurover + Odroid U3
Excerpt from the IEEE Spectrum article:
“Learning to Fly by Crashing,” a paper from CMU roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto, and Abhinav Gupta,…
Air Force came in second. Most seem to be using 3DR Pixhawks by the looks of the teaser video. Final video coming soon
Impressive design! APM on Pixracer controller. More here.