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The aerial part starts at 4:20. The full list of winners and some more photos are here.
This magazine isn't online, but you can get it on your iPad, Kindle or Android tablet via NextIssue. The article is a pretty basic overview, with examples of using a Rite Wing Zephyr and a hexacopter along with a Canon s100 modified with the IR filter removed.…Continue
Good interview with ArduCopter flier John Vigg in Vice Magazine's The Creators Project. Excerpt:
Designed for a duration of four days at 65,000 feet. The first flight was just 28 minutes and it sustained damage on landing, but otherwise the mission was a success. ]UPDATE: This was a year ago, sorry for missing that. It's taken several flight since then]
Starting next week, Parrot will be…
One of the best ways to design micro-UAVs is to emulate insects. But figuring out how insects navigate and fly is hard, unless you can monitor their neurons in action. Scientists have now figured out how to do that. A fascinating piece from my alma mater, Wired:
The brain of a dragonfly has to do some serious calculations — and fast — if it hopes to…
From the YouTube video "Wingcopter - first fully tilted flight with the new APM2.5"
Looks great. Anybody have details?
Added by Chris Anderson on June 16, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments
From Northeastern University. Anybody know what autopilot platform this was based on?
For their senior capstone project, Northeastern electrical engineering students…
Another great post from Robohub. Excerpt:
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” — a catch phrase that aptly expresses the …
John Cherbini and Joshua Ott of 3D Robotics, setting up a thermal imaging camera for infrared shots of a field at the Berkeley Marina. Photo by Aarti Shahani
From CBS news.
Oklahoma State University researchers are designing and building sleek, Kevlar-reinforced unmanned aircraft — or drones — to fly directly into the nation's worst storms and send back real-time…