Check out this cool new Droneshare feature, out in beta (beta.droneshare.com): No-Fly Zones! Just select the "Restricted Areas" view from the little icon at the top right of the map (this is only in beta.droneshare.com now, but will be in regular droneshare.com soon). This is thanks to our friends at Mapbox, whose mapping…Continue
President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order to develop privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in U.S. airspace, POLITICO has learned.
The order would put the National…
Gizmag reports on the launch of a new Kickstarter project that uses quadcopter design to lift humans. (me, I think if men were meant to fly they'd have wings. That's what robots are for!)
Having revealed its …
Forbes reports on the launch of this new organization.
If you are involved at all in small drone flying, you are likely to have come across…
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Time Magazine makes a good point about why the new generation of drone pilots are getting in trouble in a way the previous RC hobbyists didn't:
Learning to build and fly R/C aircraft was once a time-consuming, arduous process, factors that kept the hobby from spreading. Now, new technology like user-friendly quadcopter designs, equipped with smaller, high-powered…
Nice press for the Hexo+ team from Canadian TV after their $1.3 million Kickstarter campaign. They used Iris to prototype their platform.
MONTREAL -- Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you…
Every Friday afternoon we have an open house/fly-in at 3D Robotics Berkeley, and this Friday we were honored to be joined by famed Java creator James Gosling, who is now with Liquid Robotics. Here he is with his colleague John Weeks, and Kaden Buckley, the…Continue
With six days still to go, Airdog has now passed $1 million on Kickstarter. So exciting to see if they'll end up ahead or behind…Continue
Congrats to the Hexo+ team, whose Pixhawk-powered follow-me copter just finished its Kickstarter campaign at an amazing $1.3 million!
Hot on its heels is …Continue
From the NY Daily News:
They’re private eyes in the skies.
Investigators are taking drones to new heights — using the remote-controlled aircraft to catch New Yorkers cheating on spouses, lying about disabilities and endangering their…
An impressive project from Hackaday:
The picture above looks like a standard four-wheel drive (4WD) touring car. As one looks closer, a few strange things start to pop out. Where’s the motor? 4 electronic speed controls? What’s going on here?…
As any professional photographer knows, setting up lights can be a hassle. This is often the case in the studio, but especially when shooting on location. Before too long, however, it may be possible to use hovering autonomous drones as light sources. In fact,…
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One of the things that thrills me the most is watching the ecosystem grow around the APM/Pixhawk platform, ranging from simple cloners to the most advanced value innovators. An example is the new and very impressive Follow-me copter projects on Kickstarter, all of which are based on the Pixhawk/PX4 platform. We're supporting all of them and love them all equally, but the first…Continue
There's a long list of free presentations available online from the Conference on UAVs in the Resources Industry held last month in Perth. Samples:…Continue
This is meant to be a cautionary tale about what a new world would be like if we don't protect the current one, but it's quite a well-done vision regardless of what position you take. Given the progress made in robotics flying insects, such as the Harvard Robobee, we may…Continue
This looks like a good deal from Nitro Planes: a EasyStar-style camera plane with APM already installed, ready to go for $469, or with RC for $519.
The AeroSky RoboSurfer is designed for pilots who are looking for all the benefits of a large wing spanned aircraft…