Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – April 2013 Archive (33)

Uncertainties remain as FAA integrates drones into American skies

Josh Solomon | Medill News Service

WASHINGTON — Thousands of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly known as drones – could be…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 30, 2013 at 6:04am — 4 Comments

Student designs unmanned aircraft for farmers at Shropshire university

A FRENCH postgraduate student has completed seven months research at Harper Adams University developing an unmanned aircraft for use…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 30, 2013 at 6:01am — 4 Comments

Northrop Grumman's CUTLASS UGV ready to tackle hazardous situations

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The arrest of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was carried out, in part, with the help of a remote controlled robot. Such an operation highlights the growing uses of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 22, 2013 at 5:26am — 7 Comments

The World’s First Solar Powered Quadcopter

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Building your first quadcopter is almost a rite of passage for anyone interested in DIY drones these days. The availability…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 21, 2013 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

What Drones Can Do for You

A clique of 25 vineyard owners and farmers, always looking for ways to economize, had gathered on a Wednesday in November at an experimental winery owned by the University of California (Davis). There, at 11 a.m., they watched an unmanned helicopter called RMax lift off from a small grassy field. It…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 20, 2013 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

Arduino-Controlled Outlaw Pinewood Derby Racer

By Matt Spradley

In the Cub Scout outlaw pinewood derby, anything goes as long as the car fits on the track.

Frankencar is an Arduino-controlled, 400-Watt torque monster that smokes the competition. It was pieced together using VEX Robotics…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 19, 2013 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

RoboGames: The Mayhem Starts Tomorrow

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The video above is a great example of the sort of action you’ll see at RoboGames. Tomorrow kicks off the 10th year of the event, a three-day extravaganza of robots…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 19, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

NASA International Space Apps Challenge

This weekend in over 75 cities, NASA is hosting the Space Apps Challenge. Citizens from around the world will collaborate to tackle challenges relevant to improving life on Earth and the exploration of space.

In New York City, our friends from the…
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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 19, 2013 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Equipping Teens with a Hands-On approach to Robots

Hello, I am Frank Magazu. I am 16 years old and go to school in Pasco, Florida. I make robots with the Arduino and got interviewed by my school district. Here is a video of me. Thanks for helping me become proficient at robotics as well as electronics and programing in…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:42am — 3 Comments

School’s “Drone Lab” reimagines possibilities for UAVs

Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s the sound of the future, in the form of small student-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

This semester, a small team of School of Information students is experimenting with…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Inside MIT’s Hobby Shop

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It’s remarkable how the MIT Hobby Shop presages aspects of the hackerspace movement…

In the 1937-38 academic year, Vannevar Bush, then Vice…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Eyes in the sky for EMS

by Dan White

Imagine if a ScanEagle had been available during Katrina. It could permit the clever separation of Search from Rescue. It…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 16, 2013 at 1:25pm — 10 Comments

FAA moves deadline shocker (well not really)

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The Federal…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 16, 2013 at 6:47am — 1 Comment

Coral-repairing robots take a step closer to reality

Since humans are responsible for much of the damage to coral reefs, it makes sense that we should try and help repair them. That’s exactly…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 16, 2013 at 6:40am — 3 Comments

Dehogiflier, pig hunting drone

Another use the FAA did not see coming.

Local engineers’ drone declares WAR on troubling wild hogs in Louisiana

Kris Wartelle

WHITEVILLE — It is well past 8 p.m. on a Thursday, and engineers James Palmer and Cy…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 14, 2013 at 4:30am — 15 Comments

New bird shaped UAS

SHEPHERD-MIL, a UAV with different applications for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance missions will be featured along with other products and systems at the exhibition.
 
EXPAL will participate in HOMSEC 2013,…
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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 13, 2013 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

Media Invited to Observe Small Unmanned Aircraft System in Action

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey will work together to evaluate whether a small unmanned aircraft can save state…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 12, 2013 at 5:19am — 1 Comment

New Job at 3DR San Diego: Controller

New Job at 3DR San Diego: Controller

3D Robotics is the leading open source unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology company. We design and manufacture autopilot electronics and autonomous ready-to-fly aerial vehicles, including…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 11, 2013 at 7:04am — 1 Comment

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