This kind of 2-motor vertical take-off plane was a PhD thesis 2 years ago, a TED talk 1 year ago & now it's a $150 toy. From…Continue
From the Dronecode release post:
We’re very excited to announce the release of PX4 v1.6, the…
Added by Chris Anderson on June 7, 2017 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Awesome post from Patrick Poirier in the OpenMV forums (OpenMV is my favorite computer vision board, and what I use on our DIY Robocars autonomous…
This week the Dronecode/PX4 team will release its biggest and best update, version 1.6. You can see a glimpse of the testing that went into it with our public test log server here.
Along with all the automated code and flight…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on May 29, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments
An Australian IT services company combined an Amazon Alexa and a service called "what3words" that translates GPS addresses into three unique words to create a MAVLink-compatible drone that can be commanded entirely by voice. The video can't be embedded, so see it …Continue
These aren't drones per se, but I can help but post this story by Owen Churchill in Sixthtone, which exemplifies the DIY spirit.
CHONGQING, Southwest China —…
From New Atlas, a writeup on new research from ETH and MIT:
Thanks to new research from MIT and ETH Zurich, however, it may soon be possible for drones to autonomously follow along with an actor, keeping their face framed "just right" the whole time –…
Added by Chris Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Congrats to Marco Walter, who won the the 2017 RoboMagellan competition at RoboGames with a rover that used Pixhawk + Ardurover + Odroid U3
Excerpt from the IEEE Spectrum article:
“Learning to Fly by Crashing,” a paper from CMU roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto, and Abhinav Gupta,…
Air Force came in second. Most seem to be using 3DR Pixhawks by the looks of the teaser video. Final video coming soon
Impressive design! APM on Pixracer controller. More here.
The PX4/Dronecode team and Drotek have been working on the next generation of Pixhawk autopilots, and you can now see a preview of that with the Pixhawk 3 Pro. It's based on the new PX4…Continue
From DARPA. Have you ever seen so many swarming Iris+s?
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force academy…
Added by Chris Anderson on April 24, 2017 at 4:36pm — No Comments
OpenMV is my favorite computer vision camera, and it combines a built-in OpenCV-like machine vision library with a microPython interface, all in one little board for $65. It also speaks MAVLink, so…Continue
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members,…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on April 16, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments
Our sister site, DIY Robocars, is running joint outdoor event with Self Racing Cars at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. You can sign up here. We're going to be running a courses for smaller autonomous…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2017 at 11:50am — No Comments
I love the OpenMV board, a $65 open source computer vision module that combines a camera and powerful M7 processor with a nice built-in Micropython interpreter and OpenCV-like computer vision library. It's also got a fantastic IDE that makes…Continue