Category: UAVsGotTalent

DelFly Explorer

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The DelFly Explorer is the first flapping wing Micro Air Vehicle that is able to fly with complete autonomy in unknown environments. Weighing just 20 grams, it is equipped with a 4-gram onboard stereo vision system. The DelFly Explorer can perform an autonomous take-off, keep its height, and avoid obstacles for as long as its…

Grasshopper 744m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

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On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date, rising to 744m altitude. The view above is taken from a single camera hexacopter, getting closer to the stage than in any previous flight. Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back…

SpaceX Grasshopper launch filmed from hexacopter

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Instantly in at number one as my favourite drone footage, this filming does not show bits of leg or propeller is not GoPro bent out of shape and pans up beautifully and holds the desired shot.  For once I am glad they left the sound recording running to catch the noise of the blast off.…

Stoprotor, Hybrid Rotorwing VTOL

Australian start up Stoprotor have an interesting concept that has moved from X Plane simulation to real world testing. Good for them! The Hybrid RotorWing is the first VTOL aircraft to employ the use of high alpha flight controls to achieve a profile that is suitable for stopping and starting the rotor system in flight.…

OppiKoppi Beer drone tech

OppiKoppi beer drone technology v1.1: This is the sort of ordnance drones should really deliver all over the world. More updates to follow, but you will be able to order beers from your phone to the District 9 campsite in 2013. At the moment it is hand guided, but it will eventually fly on a…

SolarCopter

Second entry of the day for UAS got Talent, an interesting project very handy for perch and stare operations. SolarCopter is project undertaken by seven Masters students at Queen Mary University of London. The team has developed the world’s first solar powered helicopter and discusses their process and the rationale behind this project. The final…

Festo BionicOpter Drone Dragonfly

Yet more simply amazing work from the folk at Festo. A robotic dragonfly takes to the air. These folks are beyond clever. The mechanics of dragonfly flight are unique: dragonflies can manoeuvre in all directions, glide without having to beat their wings and hover in the air. Their ability to move their two pairs of…

Tailor Toys To Unveil iPhone Controlled Paper Airplane

Tailor Toys LLC, innovators of the PowerUp™  – Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, will unveil their 2013 product line-up at the American International Toy Fair, February 10-13, 2013 in New York City. The new line is featured with the PowerUp™ 3.0 smartphone controlled paper airplane, the PowerUp™ 2.0second generation of the Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, PowerUp™ Boat – Power Paper Boat Conversion Kit. PowerUp™ Templates – Color Templates…

‘Drones’ saving lives thanks to Central Texas non-profit

Caisey Claiborne Its sUAS News podcast co-host Gene Robinson shining light in this dark time for North American UA folks. Caisey Claiborne Gene Robinson with the non-profit RP Search Services in Wimberley prefers not to use the “D-Word” — Drone. He prefers “Unmanned Aircraft” and even though the technology is getting a bad rap, he’s…

Vision-Aided Inertial Navigation on a Quadrotor

In this video the application of a Visual-Inertial (camera & imu) localization algorithm on a Quadrotor is demonstrated. The quadrotor used in this experiment is the Parrot AR.DRONE, and it is equipped with a sensing package that consists of an InterSense NavChip IMU operating at 100 Hz and a Point Grey Chameleon camera at 7.5…