Bored with the Olympics?

Bored with the Olympics?

Article Source: Quartz “Drone racing has a Nielsen rating—how cool is that?” Scot Refsland, the founder of the Drone Sports Association, the organization behind this weekend’s second-annual US Drone Nationals, was pretty ecstatic to share that the competition was being broadcast on ESPN. The two-day event was live-streamed on the sports network’s online channel, ESPN 3. While Refsland couldn’t provide any viewership figures for his competition, he told Quartz that […]

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Google patents UAV

Google patents UAV

Article Source: RT Image Source: © Tom Jacobs / Reuters Based on Google’s latest new patent, the tech giant could be looking into developing drones with screens for office video conferences. The idea is that small drones could conveniently film and project virtual images of people over distances. Everyone working in the office knows how unreliable video conferences can be, especially with bad internet connections and overworked computers. Setting up […]

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Low-Cost Obstacle Detection System for DIY Drones

Low-Cost Obstacle Detection System for DIY Drones

This summer, one of the interns at NavStik Labs , Saumya Saksena (an undergraduate student), built a low-cost obstacle detection kit using ultrasonic sensors. He also designed a custom web-app to configure his sensor-kit and visualise the obstacle data. This was an uphill task for a student with limited programming/development background. However, the generic data-sharing model, available within FlytOS, made it extremely simple for him to get it all done […]

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