WASHINGTON — Thousands of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly known as drones – could be buzzing around in U.S. airspace by 2015 because of a law passed last year, aiding in police investigations,…
A FRENCH postgraduate student has completed seven months research at Harper Adams University developing an unmanned aircraft for use in agriculture.
Marc-Alexandre Favier, from Bourg-en-Bresse, in eastern France, came to Harper Adams as part of…
At a remote-controlled model airplane field in Sarasota, Fla., Justin Woody was struggling to operate a mini-copter.
It was not a toy but an…Continue
By David Szondy
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 anti-terrorist and other operations. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s…Continue
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 showered 40 long rows of grapes from 2-gallon tanks mounted along each…Continue
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 hardware, an outrunner brushless motor, an Arduino Nano, and various other…Continue
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…Continue
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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.
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 general.
Thank you Frank! You made our day with your email. Keep up…Continue
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 drones: becoming familiar with drones’ capabilities and…Continue
It’s remarkable how the MIT Hobby Shop presages aspects of the hackerspace movement…
In the 1937-38 academic year, Vannevar Bush, then Vice…
by Dan White
Imagine if a ScanEagle had been available during Katrina. It could permit the clever separation of Search from Rescue. It could be in the air early and look for stranded rooftop victims. Then larger passenger helicopters would not be…Continue
By Patrick Egan
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has bumped back its timeline for a much-anticipated rule on integrating unmanned aerial…Continue
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 what a team from the Herriot-Watt University’s Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology is attempting to do…Continue
Another use the FAA did not see coming.
WHITEVILLE — It is well past 8 p.m. on a Thursday, and engineers James Palmer and Cy Brown are a long way from their day jobs at Raven Research and…Continue
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey will work together to evaluate whether a small unmanned aircraft can save state wildlife managers time, money and offer a safer and enhanced alternative to gather greater sage-grouse…Continue
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 multicopters and airplanes. Our headquarters are in San Diego and…
To design a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle which helps to select the maize varieties which are best adapted to adverse environmental…Continue