Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – November 2013 Archive (5)

World's first" smartphone-controlled SmartPlane takes off

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November 25, 2013

Parrot's AR Drone quadcopter has been strutting its smartphone-controlled stuff for a few years now, but fixed wing remote controlled aircraft have been a little thinner on the…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 26, 2013 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

IROS 2013: UAVs Get a Grip With Full-Size Robot Arms

By Evan Ackerman

As amazing as flying robots are, there's a limited amount of useful stuff that they can do today. Oh, they're great for surveillance and inspection, there's potential to use them to deliver stuff, and in some specialized circumstances we've seen them cooperatively building…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 22, 2013 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

The Sparkfun 2014 AVC has been announced!

Above is a recap of the Sparkfun 2013 AVC. As you might know the 3DR multicopter and rover teams placed very high in the 2013 event. There should be sufficient time to dust off your autonomous vehicle, be it a plane, multicopter, or rover and be ready for the 2014 event!

Here is a link to the announcement…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 18, 2013 at 7:31pm — 12 Comments

Control an underwater 'drone' with your laptop

Meet the minds behind the OpenROV, a submersible, camera-equipped watercraft you control remotely.

Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 6, 2013 at 1:40pm — 9 Comments

DIY Drones at 45,000 Members!

It's customary and a tradition that we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 45,000!!!!

There were 1.8 million page views in the last month! (we get around 58,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 28 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 40 minutes.

Thanks as…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 2, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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