Chris Anderson's Blog – July 2013 Archive (26)

"UAVs Go to College"

An article in Popular Mechanics on the rise of UAV programs in American universities. 

Excerpt:

A growing number of American…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 31, 2013 at 9:54pm — 5 Comments

Drone U: "Will Agriculture be the New Killer App for Drones?"

Here's the latest installment of the "Drone U" podcast from the New America Foundation. I've listened to the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 31, 2013 at 8:10pm — 6 Comments

Remote controlled FULL SIZE cars

This isn't a drone, but wow: FPV cars, with remote human operators!

From Gizmag:

Researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM) are...developing remote-control cars that could…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 30, 2013 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

Aeromapper X5 (APM-powered mapping drone) covered in Gizmag

Congrats to Aeromau on this great coverage from Gizmag!

While we’re seeing an increasing amount of aerial mapping being performed by …

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 30, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments

Lifeline Drones creating drones for medical deliveries in disaster areas

From the Lifeline Drones website:

Lifeline Drones is a cost effective and scalable series of custom designed networked 3-D printed drones.

With a payload of 3 kilograms, the drones can carry lab samples and medications to…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 29, 2013 at 9:47pm — 24 Comments

Drone Journalism leader on the absurdity of anti-drone legislation

Scott Pham, from the Missouri Drones Journalism Program, has a great piece in Mashable about his sobering experience in the state legislature trying to fight misinformation about drone…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 28, 2013 at 12:24pm — 6 Comments

Great report from the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo; focus on agriculture

Andra Keay has a terrific report on RoboHub on last week's SUSBX conference in SF, which was really excellent (sold out, great speakers, fantastic venue). She highlights some themes, including the paradox of ITAR (intended to control arms, it actually often forces companies to become "arms dealers" because military sales are the only ones allowed), and public…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

FAA certifies first two drones for commercial use

From the Washington Post:

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators say they have…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 26, 2013 at 7:30pm — 23 Comments

Plane/Walker Hybrid from EPFL

At the office, when we see experiments in hybrid design like this we always title the email thread "Unicorn or Spork?" (brilliant innovation or the worst-of-both-worlds). Not sure which of those this walking flying wing from EPFL falls into, but you have to admire the mechanicals, at…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 26, 2013 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Salon: "Drones: Not Just for Killing Anymore"

Good piece in Salon today that's largely a profile of the thriving DC Area Drone User Group. Subtitle: "An amateur group of hobbyists sees a big future…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 22, 2013 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

VTOL aircraft project on Kickstarter

Nice looking design, but the Kickstarter campaign is just for PDF plans. Very, very DIY. Four styles are planned:…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 21, 2013 at 7:42am — 8 Comments

Report from Multi-UAV conference in Austria

RoboHub has a good summary of the Multi-UAV conference in Austria earlier this month. It's always interesting to see what the leading academics are working on, and some of the lectures can be seen on the RoboHub site 

For some applications, it is beneficial if a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

"DJI censoring where you can fly" (no Tiananmen Square)

According to this RCGroups post:

The WKM upgrade now has a no fly zone built into it 15km around Tienanmen Square . I love the idea of being able to impose your own no fly zones through software,for safety reasons, airports etc. I not not think it right that govts can now…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 19, 2013 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

The latest on sense-and-avoid: technology is closer than the regulations

Good overview on sense-and-avoid tech from GCN:

Some excerpts:

ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) transponders not only…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 18, 2013 at 5:50pm — 20 Comments

Colorado town considers licensing people to "hunt drones"

Deer Trail Mayor Franks Fields displays proper drone-hunting technique. (Amanda Kost, 7NEWS)

Not sure if this says more about public perceptions of drones or about Colorado, but FWIW:…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 18, 2013 at 1:49pm — 75 Comments

Engineers create "disposable UAVs" inspired by paper planes

From Engineering.com

Created by Dr. Paul Pounds at the University of Queensland, Australia, the …

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 18, 2013 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

ArduCopter in IEEE iPad Robots app

The new version of the cool IEEE Robots app for the iPad now includes…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 15, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

New 2m Bixler-style plane from Hobbyking

Like a Bixler, but bigger and with a cool nose dome for a forward-facing camera. $120, now available from HobbyKing

Details:

The Sky Eye…
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Added by Chris Anderson on July 15, 2013 at 5:11am — 24 Comments

Peter Singer at Drone U: Drones won't seem "alien" long

Slate posts a podcast of the first lecture at the new Drone U, "a public…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 12, 2013 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

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