Control a 3DR IRIS+ by voice with an Amazon Echo

Control a 3DR IRIS+ by voice with an Amazon Echo

Voice Controlled Quadcopter Drone With Amazon Echo, AWS IoT, and 3DR IRIS+ Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, power supply, wifi adapter, case, etc 3DR IRIS+ (915 Mhz Radio version for U.S.). Also would work with any Arducopter or Pixhawk based copter. Amazon Echo Setting up AWS IoT Create a “Thing”. First, from AWS IOT page, create a resource. Now, “Create a Thing”. For this demo I am calling mine “PiGroundStation01”. View […]

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Drone Classes To Get Pilot’s License

Drone Classes To Get Pilot’s License

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dowling College’s School of Aviation students now have a new way to take to the skies, with a new drone training program unveiled on Thursday. The program is the first of its kind for the Long Island college, which is geared towards teaching aviation students how to properly maneuver one of the aviation industry’s newest addition — unmanned aircrafts, or drones. The program debuted on Thursday, […]

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Looncopter wins US $1 million in Dubai

Looncopter wins US $1 million in Dubai

Well done the team from Oakland, some not so small change for the win. Loon Copter is a novel multi-rotor platform capable of traditional aerial flight, on-water surface operation, and sub aquatic diving. The Loon Copter is a proof-of concept vehicle that demonstrated successful operation in early 2015. The 3rd prototype of our Loon Copter is now one of the 10 international semifinalist in the 2016 Drones for Good competition, […]

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Carilion Life-Guard launches ‘Land The Drone’ campaign for safety

Carilion Life-Guard launches ‘Land The Drone’ campaign for safety

Noell Saunders , WBDJ7 ROANOKE Va. – On Friday, Carilion Clinic Life-Guard pilots and drone operators met at the hangar on McClanahan Street in Roanoke to talk about safe ways to share the airspace. Hospital staff say drone encounters have caused delays while they were flying patients to the hospital. “Sometimes people want to video what we are doing as we load a patient. I can’t take off or if […]

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Duke University researcher: People aren’t ready for delivery drones

Duke University researcher: People aren’t ready for delivery drones

BY TODD FRANKEL Washington Post When Missy Cummings thinks about self-flying delivery drones – the kind that tech companies have been touting as being just around the corner – she likes to imagine the reaction of her 8-year-old son to a drone landing in her backyard. “He’d like to throw rocks at it – because it’s there,” said Cummings, a Duke University professor and director of its Humans and Autonomy […]

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UAV Operators Harness The Power Of 3D Visualization and Measurement With 4DMapper

UAV Operators Harness The Power Of 3D Visualization and Measurement With 4DMapper

4DMapper is a DIY platform where users can manage, share, deliver, visualise, measure, digitise, animate and collaborate with their data. High resolution 3D data users want to “see” results, and this software allow them to visualize spatial information readily. Typical user group are UAV operators surveying assets such as mines and quarries, but survey departments, environmental agencies and the police with forensic and accident recording also use use 4DMapper. 3D […]

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