Using Drones to Safely Monitor and Inspect

Using Drones to Safely Monitor and Inspect

Being able to fly through and into inaccessible places is a capability that is useful in various markets and contexts. Flyability has created the Elios to do just that. It has opened up opportunities for UAVs in a number of applications where access was previously too dangerous or simply impossible. These opportunities are mainly in the industrial inspection industry, where the drone can simplify the process around how, when and […]

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Indoor swarming using ultrawideband positioning

Indoor swarming using ultrawideband positioning

The great Bitcraze team in Sweden who created the Crazyflie nano drones have now added an ultrawideband indoor positioning system called Loco Position (it uses the same Decawave chip as the Pozyx system that I use). They’re still bringing it up, but have just hit a milestone: swarming! Over to them : Last week we reached a milestone for our Loco Positioning System: we got 5 Crazyflie 2.0 to fly […]

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FPV Chrono Racing app — record times from your races (open source code)

FPV Chrono Racing app -- record times from your races (open source code)

I’m a teacher at high school and I try to tempt my students to the world of Drone! I studied the beautiful DroneKit framework for talking with my students on this argument. Immediately they tried to develop some little Apps. Here one, that takes the time on laps when you fly with your racing drones (FPV CHRONO RACING). You can download it here , and the code is here . […]

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One Button Survey (OBS) crowdfunding goes live.

One Button Survey (OBS) crowdfunding goes live.

Epoc Unmanned Inc. is proud to introduce the “One Button Survey” system or OBS for short. Please forgive our hand-crafted prototypes! The production version will be tough, weather resistant and injection molded. With all the “cheap as possible” failed Kickstarters we have carefully priced this funding campaign so that we can actually deliver a top notch, fully functional survey system to you in a timely fashion. OBS is the answer […]

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FAA banned journalists from flying drones

FAA banned journalists from flying drones

The FAA banned journalists from flying drones at the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest Drone footage of clashes with police at the campsite have gone viral. This weekend the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction over the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest in North Dakota, banning all aircraft except those flying in support of law enforcement from operating over the area. Drones have been used to capture […]

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Europe, take it easy; you haven’t fallen that far behind!

Europe, take it easy; you haven’t fallen that far behind!

The grousing from the old world suggests a long overdue circle back on Europe. From what limited contact I have had with companies and industry representatives, I’ve gotten the impression that folks believe they are falling behind. I have to politely disagree as Europe has enjoyed years of experience with thousands of certificated operators while the U.S. has had two. The only thing the Europeans have fallen behind on in […]

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