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A teaser from Michael Oborne, showing impressive precision. Using a Septentrio asterx-m and a HX-CH4601A. Full details coming soon to the APM wiki
Just look at these things! Go http://unmanned.okstate.edu/!
This is very encouraging:
ADS-B is an air traffic surveillance technology that enables aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar.
This article explains how to attach and…
From the 3DR blog:
Comprehensive GoPro control has arrived in the Solo App! In addition to other feature improvements, version 1.3 brings you in-flight access to GoPro camera settings. In the last release (1.2.1) you got the ability to toggle between…
The Quanum i8 Radio was developed specifically for APM/PixHawk users. The dial has pre-set PWM positions that can be assigned by the user via Mission Planner software. Along with 2 sliders for gimbal control and 8 channels in total the Quanum i8 is a groundbreaking radio and the first radio system in the market developed specifically for Ardupilot users. The included receiver is also…
New announcement from BirdsEyeView:
BirdsEyeView Aerobotics is proud to introduce AvA: Advanced VTOL Autonomy for the FireFLY6. AvA is the…
It bears repeating: Drones Are Hard. Above are some stats on the projects I've backed. I don't regret funding any of them, since I like encouraging these sorts of projects and I learn a lot from their updates. When a crowdfunding project I've backed actually shows up, I'm amazed (I call this being "Kickstartled") and then usually a bit disappointed that it isn't as cool…Continue
The Precision Hawk LATAS technology, which works with Pixhawk and APM-based drones to create static and dynamic geofences to respond to "airspace intrusions" around drones, will be field tested with the FAA this week. From …Continue
Very interesting research that shows that the statistical errors build up with GPS in a way that exaggerates distance traveled. Counterintuitive!
Have you had a suspicion that your GPS app is overestimating the distance…
Impressive work from Jae-Eun Park and the computer vision team at IBM Research.
More details will appear in:
A testing platform for on-drone computation
W. Zhou, D. Nair, O. Gunawan, T. van Kessel, H. F. Hamann
IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, New York City, USA…Continue
A public service message from the Google Earth blog. This is the API used by many ground stations, and DJI in particular has ended support for their GCS as a result. GCSs such as Mission Planner and APM Planner can use alternative map…Continue
Words fail me. But not Hackaday:
At first we thought it was awesome, then we thought it was ridiculous, and now we’re pretty much settled on “ridiculawesome”.…
Three years ago, it was the biggest campaign in Indiegogo's history, having raised $1.14 million. Today, the Robot Dragonfly project is officially dead, having never overcome technical issues.
Most of the other crowdfunded drones are delayed, too. Hexo+…Continue
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ContinueNicaDrone has just released the first batch of DroneCode Probe - open source, open hardware JTAG/SWD debugger and USB/UART adapter compatible with the hardware maintained by DroneCode and suitable for UAV and robotic projects in general.Features:
- Debugging via standard…
Police attempting to make an arrest for "negligent" use of drones have been instructed not to attempt to land the craft themselves -- in case they accidentally hit the public.
The suggested course of action? Just wait…
As many of you know, Jordi Munoz and I founded 3DR in 2009 as a way to help get drone technology into the hands of the masses. And it certainly has reached the masses—these days, there’s never a day without many drone stories being published, and interest only continues to grow.
3DR continues to grow and evolve.…Continue