They're raising $10,000. From the Kickstarter project listing:
We will be using specially designed and equipped UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in order to probe the tornado…
In general, copters need at least two props, one for lift and the other to cancel out angular momentum, either as a tail rotor or coaxial main rotors. But U Penn have shown that with the right configuration, you can fly a copter with just one motor and prop. From IEEE Spectrum,…Continue
3D model of the planned colonial town of Mawchu Llacta in highland Peru, reconstructed from 241 aerial photos.
Maybe all Indiana Jones needed was a good hat and a whip, but if he'd seen what…
From IEEE Spectrum:
Until recently, a defining characteristic of robots has been their rigid mechanical nature. Most of them are made up of hard structural elements, motors and actuators, electronics, sensors, and batteries, none of which…
From the Guardian: "Currently on display at the Science Museum, London, is a 3D-printing drone created by Dr Mirko Kovac from Imperial College London that can extrude a foam material while on the…Continue
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I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with the Linux Foundation to create the new Dronecode Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings together the leading open source UAV software projects under the professional management and leadership of one of the world’s foremost open innovation…Continue
From Fast Company:
One of America’s largest insurance companies has an unorthodox proposal: using unmanned aircraft to speed up insurance claim processing. USAA, which serves millions of US military personnel and their…
Google now gives "a drone" as the fourth most popular answer to the search term "I want to buy..."! Data from the New York…Continue
Another datapoint on the mainstreaming of drones: a long cover story in New York Magazine. Cool inside art, too (see below). Here's a sample of the piece:
Drones are a different kind of new technology from what we’re used to. The communications breakthroughs of the past two decades have multiplied the connections within society, but drones offer…
He's 14 years old. The mind boggles.
From IEEE Spectrum:
Mihir Garimella, from Pittsburgh, (video above) figured out a way to make flying robots evade collisions…
I'm delighted to announce that the Small UAV Coalition, an industry group led by 3DR, Amazon, Google, DJI, Parrot and Airware, is now up and running. You can visit the website here.
The mandate of the group is as follows:
The Small UAV…