A growing number of American universities now offer classes on operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),…
Here's the latest installment of the "Drone U" podcast from the New America Foundation. I've listened to the whole thing (15 mins), and I frankly I don't think members of this site will learn much they…Continue
Researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM) are...developing remote-control cars that could travel along city streets with no one in them at all, their operator located…
While we’re seeing an increasing amount of aerial mapping being performed by purpose-built…
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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 areas that are normally hard to reach in the event of a medical…
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 use:
In just five years from now, 7,500…
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…Continue
From the Washington Post:
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone…
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 least.
From The Verge:
A new website called Dronestagram is hoping to invigorate the creativity of commercial drone owners by giving them a place to…
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 for flying…Continue
Nice looking design, but the Kickstarter campaign is just for PDF plans. Very, very DIY. Four styles are planned:…Continue
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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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…
Good overview on sense-and-avoid tech from GCN:
ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) transponders not only broadcast aircraft location in real time, they also deliver…
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:
Created by Dr. Paul Pounds at the University of Queensland, Australia, the …
The new version of the cool IEEE Robots app for the iPad now includes ArduCopter!
Added by Chris Anderson on July 15, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Like a Bixler, but bigger and with a cool nose dome for a forward-facing camera. $120, now available from HobbyKing.
ContinueThe Sky Eye is a large plug and fly glider designed for the FPV pilot…