Here's a video demo at the Berkeley Marina of the APM/Mission Planner UAV swarming interface (control-F in the MP). Although it's designed for multicopters, we tested it first on autonomous ArduRovers (APM-powered cars), which are slow and safe. First demo: Leader-follower, using only GPS data. Works like a baby…Continue
Popular Science has a fun slideshow of weird drones and other robots at the AUVSI show a couple weeks ago. Above, a really cool "pop-up drone":
Created by Bird Aerospace, the Bird's…
MAKE magazine has put out a call for "cool drone videos". I know you guys have the best of those. Please send them in!
We love drones here at MAKE. The growth of the recreational and commercial drone space is exciting to watch. If you’re a drone enthusiast with an eye for…
Small drones may soon take to the skies above Earth's top with the aim of making survival there easier for both…
Don't ask me how these might work, but it's fun to think about at least. From Mashable:
If you've ever wished your house would automatically clean itself, so you could get a little free time — you're not alone. An industrial-design student in Colombia has…
Great piece in the Guardian. Nice DIY Drones call-out, too. Sounds like they're using our stuff!
In Peru, home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu and thousands of ancient ruins, archaeologists are turning to drones to speed up…
From The Verge (with suitable skepticism)
German non-profit group Definetz wants to make defibrillators readily available across its country so that any time someone has a heart attack, the…
The team's quadcopter, which is said to have been built with components costing less…
The first teaser video of Iris, our totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with the new next-gen autopilot. Developer pre-ordering is now open here, for shipment on Sept 16th
An Indian startup, Social Drones, is using its home-grown arsenal of bi, quad, and octo-copters to survey the effects of a recent natural disaster…
From Signal magazine:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program is known as High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems, or HACMS. Kathleen Fisher, HACMS program manager, says the program is aiming to produce software that is “functionally correct and…
For some reason this project makes us think of the Dog Pog Grid from Neal Stephenson’s Diamond Age. It’s not that there’s a ton of drones floating…
Added by Chris Anderson on August 8, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments
How cool is this: just draw a path on your phone/tablet and your APM drone will follow it! Congrats to Arthur for an awesome addition to DroidPlanner.
And you know that fun mobile game…Continue
Just a quick post to highlight Michael Oborne's great work evolving the Mission Planner, which seems to get better with every day! Above you can see the new frame selection screen, which gives a sense of the dizzying variety of configurations that APM:Copter supports. …Continue