Congrats to the XCraft team, who after two successful Kickstarter projects (the PhoneDrone and the Pixhawk-powered VTOL …Continue
Impressive work from Queen B.
The Drone Defender directionally blocks GPS signals, on the assumption that the drone will land when it loses GPS (which is the case with 3DR and DJI products, but can be disabled)
From Popular Science:
The IRIS is navigating by looking at the cones -- no GPS. Nice job Squilter!
Autodesk Research is doing work on "generative design", which creates shapes the way nature would. The software is given some simple constraints -- some physical attachment points and strength/weight targets -- and then it "evolves" a shape that is nothing like the one a human would design. See…Continue
Solo is now available with gimbal included, and the latest 1.2 firmware update (automatically loaded by the app) has made major improvements to its wireless range, video…Continue
One of the great things about using drones to map areas is that you can do the same mapping mission many times, showing change over time. But it's sometimes hard to merge that data into Google Earth for viewing. Thankfully, the team at the Google Earth blog…Continue
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From the latest issue of Make Magazine, a great profile of the Syria Airlift project, which is using inexpensive APM:Plane powered aircraft to train refugees to deliver food and medical aid in Syria and other war-torn…Continue
SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
From Defense Systems:
The Army is experimenting with using swarms of small, inexpensive drones in battlefield missions—as much as anything because of the potential threat they could pose to U.S. forces.
Members of the Targets Management Office with Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and…