Automatic Re-Initialization and Failure Recovery

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M. Faessler, F. Fontana, C. Forster, D. Scaramuzza With drones becoming more and more popular, safety is a big concern. A critical situation occurs when a drone temporarily loses its GPS position information, which might lead it to crash. This…

Flying-Swimmer (Flimmer) UAV/UUV

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NRL is merging two separate research areas — unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) — to significantly improve tactical availability of UUVs in time critical situations. Common across the services, autonomous vehicles are being seen as an…

CybAero receives first call-off order from Chinese AVIC

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First North-listed CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopters with associated sensor systems, received its first call-off order for five systems from Chinese AVIC today. In July 2014, CybAero announced that it received an order with a guaranteed minimum value…

Trade Me helps test rescue drone

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TOM PULLAR-STRECKER Trade Me does not believe drones will be widely used to deliver shopping any time soon, but it has helped Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) see if they could save lives. LandSAR put a delivery drone made by…

CybAero unveils new APID ONE product line

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CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopters with associated sensor systems, is set to unveil its new product line on Tuesday: the APID ONE. The product line is based on over 20 years of experience and extensive development and…

IIT-Kanpur scholars develop 3 hi-tech drones

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Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Researchers at IIT-Kanpur showcased three different types of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could be used for anything from patrolling the borders to traffic management, crowd monitoring to surveillance and disaster management. The flapping wing…