Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – May 2013 Archive (13)

Adding night vision to the Raspberry Pi camera

 

After months of promises, the Raspberry Pi camera is finally heading out to hackers and makers across the world. Of course…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 30, 2013 at 12:27pm — 4 Comments

Community -based Telerobotic Explorer

 

Robot Magazine July/August 2013

Arxterra envisions Telerobotic Parks that can be explored from your living room, using your browser and the computing power that already exists in modern smartphones. High bandwidth wireless internet and rugged rovers "will intrigue and challenge makers, robot enthusiasts, and adventurers,"Arxterra predicts. The…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 20, 2013 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Geologists in Norway are using drones with cameras to hunt for oil

Geologists have long used seismology on the bottom of the ocean or have been throwing dynamite from snowmobiles when they look for oil. But now researchers at…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 17, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

DJI Innovations | Aerial Video Competition

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The Fuji Mountain in Japan, the Dutch Windmills in Holland, Stonehenge in England, the African Savannah, the Niagara Falls, the Great…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 16, 2013 at 11:47am — 14 Comments

Inside the drone economy

By Clay Dillow, contributor

FORTUNE -- Last month the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the unmanned systems industry's…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 13, 2013 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Quadrotor With Tilting Propellers Can Twist in Midair

By Evan Ackerman

Conventional quadrotors are what’s called underactuated robots, which means that they can move in more ways than they have independent control over. For example, they can happily yaw around to any angle you want while otherwise stationary, but if you ask them to pitch or roll, they can’t do it without also changing their position: if you…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 8, 2013 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

RPAS:- A boost for European creativity and innovation

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The EU continues to look forward and rapidly advance UA civilian integration, are you watching FAA?? A completely different narrative to…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 7, 2013 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

OppiKoppi Beer drone tech

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OppiKoppi beer drone technology v1.1: This is the sort of ordnance drones should really deliver all over the world.

More updates to follow, but you…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 6, 2013 at 5:21am — 5 Comments

NASA's GROVER roves over snow for over a month

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NASA's autonomous, solar-powered explorer GROVER has been kitted out with ground-penetrating radar to take to Greenland's ice sheet on Friday. There the robot…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 5, 2013 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

CBS 2 Investigation: Beware Of Domestic Drones — The High-Flying Spies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The use of drones in overseas conflicts has been the source of growing controversy over the years, and now, police are using them to hunt down criminals.

In the world of warfare, the drones are guided on combat…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 5, 2013 at 5:31am — 7 Comments

UAV for you and me

They’re making drones, but not shooty-shooty death-death drones. UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles),…
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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 3, 2013 at 8:05am — 2 Comments

Drones can be positive and negative for the ag industry

By Heather Hetterick & Matt Reese

Just a few years ago, it would seem more like something out of a bad sci-fi film. But today, the possibility of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) floating over a farm taking pictures or video is a reality.

The unnerving whirring sound and ominous silhouette across the blue rural sky have triggered many opinions and…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 2, 2013 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

The Shed #6 Wayne Garris, Techpod

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An interesting chat with Wayne, Kickstarter star and all round good egg. Its not easy bringing a new…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 2, 2013 at 9:34am — 3 Comments

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