Drone-racing is big business in the US

Drone-racing is big business in the US

Simon Usborne climbs into a safety cage and tries his hand at a sport that – once you’ve got past the prangs – turns out to be a real high For such spindly contraptions, with their tiny propellers and gaffer-tape bandages, drones are remarkably resilient when a hapless beginner slams one against the floor, then the ceiling, then the floor again (repeat several times). Yet the object of today’s exercise […]

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AirDog is the action-sport drone

AirDog is the action-sport drone

AirDog is the action-sport drone GoPro needs to beat (or buy) A small Latvian company has set a high bar for the California giant. I first learned about AirDog when the company’s founder, Edgars Rozentals, pitched it to me over email. It wasn’t the first drone that would follow you — 3D Robotics had been doing that for a while — but as far as I knew it was the […]

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Drones Giving Conservationists Clearer Picture

Drones Giving Conservationists Clearer Picture

NEAR MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — New laws are limiting where drones can fly but conservationists want them to be flying above the beach in order to document the coastline. Brennon Edwards made his way to the beach Wednesday, but instead of soaking in the rays, he was soaking in the views with his drone. That’s because he’s part of The Nature Conservancy’s new program called “Phones and Drones.” “I met someone […]

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New DroneThermal – Smallest Thermal Camera for Drones

New DroneThermal - Smallest Thermal Camera for Drones

Hi Everyone, After 5 months of design and test process, new DroneThermal v022016 thermal camera boards are ready to announce. This is probably the smallest analog (PAL/NTSC) thermal camera in the world. Dimensions : 20mm x 20mm x 15mm (included Lepton 25 degrees core) Weight: 3 grams Resolution: 80×60 pixel for current LEPTON cores. 160×120 pixel for the next generation v3 LEPTONs. The camera is ready for higher resolution, but […]

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This drone uses AI

This drone uses AI

A drone that uses artificial intelligence to follow your every step through the woods has been created to track missing people who are lost in mountainous areas. The UAV, developed by researchers from three international universities, has been created not to be creepy but to help authorities on risky or sprawling searches. Using a pair of small cameras, the quadcopter looks at the forest environment and is able to tell […]

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