Microsoft launches AirSim drone simulator

Microsoft launches AirSim drone simulator

Microsoft wants to interrogate your mistakes. Arriving on GitHub today AirSim a free drone simulator that learns with you. Feeding back meatware control moves into robot control Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Our goal is to develop AirSim as a platform for AI research to experiment with deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms for autonomous vehicles. For this purpose, AirSim also exposes APIs to retrieve data and control vehicles in […]

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MnDOT testing drones for bridge inspections

MnDOT testing drones for bridge inspections

MnDOT testing drones for bridge inspections ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation could soon be going high-tech in its bridge inspections. The agency is in the midst of a drone study. It’s hoping the technology will help save some money and provide another perspective of how our bridges are holding up. On the side of a pedestrian bridge in Shakopee, engineers are testing out a drone to […]

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1000 drones take to the sky in China

1000 drones take to the sky in China

A Chinese city orchestrated a dazzling 1,000- drone performance to mark the end of the Lunar New Year. Traditionally, Chinese people celebrate the end of the new year, which takes place on the 15th day of the first lunar month (in 2017, that’s Feb. 11 on the Gregorian calendar), with a lantern festival. But the southern city Guangzhou opted this year for high- tech flying machines to light up the […]

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Kenya has approved the commercial use of drones

Kenya has approved the commercial use of drones

Flying a drone will soon be legal in Kenya, which has effectively banned the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for anyone outside of the military for the past two years. A spokesperson for the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said that draft regulations for the commercial use of drones had been approved by security officials. The agency said details of the law would be released soon . The approval comes […]

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AeroVironment adds Multi-Crop Support to its Intuitive Quantix Drone and Decision Support System

AeroVironment adds Multi-Crop Support to its Intuitive Quantix Drone and Decision Support System

quantix truck AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, shared details regarding its ongoing pilot programs which are entering their third year and have guided development of the AV DSS platform. The company also displays its Quantix™ drone and AV Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) to World Ag Expo and National Farm Machinery Show attendees this week, highlighting the fully-integrated […]

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