Two weeks after having demonstrated …
From the great Eddie Codel, one of the first and best drone videographers, comes this!
The Flying Robot international Film Festival or FRiFF, is an open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying cameras, aka drones. Festival participation is…
We’ve already heard about drones being used to deliver pharmaceuticals to patients in remote locations, but scientists from…
From the Verge:
Facebook's shallow V-shaped plane has the wingspan of a Boeing 737. But even fully loaded down with communications gear, Aquila only weighs between 880 to 1000 lbs — about a third the weight of a Prius. "When deployed, it will be able…
Congrats to the ETH Autonomous Systems Lab for this milestone with a Pixhawk-powered fixed wing drone. Next stop: crossing the Atlantic! From the team:
Two weeks after having demonstrated …
Congrats to our friends at Conservation Drones, whose collaboration with International Union for Conservation for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Liverpool John Moores University on using computer vision to spot chimpanzee nests from the air (using APM-powered drones) has now been published in the …Continue
Congrats to Timothy Chung, Michael Day and Michael Clements at the Naval Postgraduate School, whose work on APM-based swarming has now reached 30 aircraft in the air. News here and great coverage…Continue
From a press release:
Within the natural gas industry, gas leak detection is one of the crucial tasks in order to operate safely and economically. The high demand for an easy and cost-efficient method to address this issue led Pergam to the development of the Laser Methane Copter (LMC).…
This is onboard video of the first FAA-approved drone delivery trial. Actual package dropping starts at 2:35.
The app is called Tynker and it works with the Parrot Rolling Spider drones:
This is a quick start guide to program your Parrot drone with the Tynker App. Parrot has a number…
Every few years, someone creates another smartphone-based autopilot (I did my first back in 2007!). And because smartphones get better each year, so do the smartphone autopilots. They haven't yet been as good as dedicated autopilots (which increasingly use the same…Continue
Imagine you’re a farmer trying to grow a crop under drought conditions. Up-to-the-minute data on soil moisture can help you to decide where and when to irrigate, which directly affects your crop yield and your…
The Wall Street Journal reports on Flirtey's FAA-approved drone delivery trial (Pixhawk-powered hexacopter):
From BlueRobotics, a cool ROV that works with APM and the Robot Operating System (ROS.
Here it is with APM inside:
From Gizmag, the latest on Flirtey, whose Pixhawk-powered drones are the first to be approved for drone delivery trials in the US:
One weekend each July, 1,500 people from rural area of Wise County, Virginia descend on the local fairgrounds for a once yearly…
For his Hackaday Prize project, [tlankford01] is using RC planes and UAVs as an anti-poaching system for rhinos and…
From IEEE Spectrum:
We live in California, and we’re trying to grow some food in a field, but …
Here's a quick glimpse of the current vibration and motion testing of the Solo gimbal in our Shenzen factory. Still on track to start shipping around the end of the month.
From Trossen Robotics, news of a nice hack turning the one-dimensional LIDAR-Lite laser rangefinder into a proper 360-degree scanning LIDAR unit:
One of our favorite roboticists, r3n33,…Continue
No aerial category this year, sadly, but the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition rover race was even fiercer, due to the crazy Discombobulator turntable challenge (below). Winners listed here.…Continue
From the Event 38 blog:
In case you missed it, our Bluetooth Bridge is now back in stock! This is the second version of our wildly popular Bluetooth Bridge, and we are very excited to have this…