Latest news feeds for today.

  • Open Tech for Global Reforestation

    Everyone's Blog Posts - DIY Drones Feb 20, 2020 | 16:35 pm

    We are the Dronecoria team, and we believe technology can help to fight the climate crisis.One of the most effective ways to mitigate climate change and restore the health of our ecosystems is reforestation. To speed up this process we invented Dronecoria; an open source set of tools for large scale, low cost reforestation. And we just launched a Crowdfunding campaign to improve this objectives, here is the video:If we raise enough, we will do a pilot test to show the success[…]

    Read more...
  • Snakes help engineers design search and rescue robots

    Robotics News - Robot News, Robotics, Robots, Robotics Sciences Feb 19, 2020 | 00:10 am

    Snakes live in diverse environments ranging from unbearably hot deserts to lush tropical forests, where they slither up trees, rocks and shrubbery every day. By studying how these serpents move, Johns Hopkins engineers have created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.

    Read more...
  • A framework to evaluate and compare self-reconfigurable robotic systems

    Robotics News - Robot News, Robotics, Robots, Robotics Sciences Feb 18, 2020 | 14:30 pm

    Self-reconfigurable robots (SRRs) that can automatically change shape and adapt to their surrounding environment have recently attracted a lot of interest within the robotics research community. These robots could have several useful applications, as they can acquire a high level of autonomy in sensing their surrounding environment, as well as in planning and performing suitable actions. While past studies have introduced methods to classify these robots into subgroups, there is still no standard procedure to evaluate their performance.

    Read more...
  • Meet Jaco and Baxter, machine learning robots who cook perfect hot dogs

    Robotics News - Robot News, Robotics, Robots, Robotics Sciences Feb 18, 2020 | 14:22 pm

    Craving a bite out of a freshly grilled ballpark frank? Two robots named Jaco and Baxter can serve one up. Boston University engineers have made a jump in using machine learning to teach robots to perform complex tasks, a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks, like identifying cancerous spots on mammograms or better understanding spoken commands to play music. But first, as a proof of concept—they've learned how to prepare the perfect hot dog.

    Read more...
  • Microelectronics embedded in live jellyfish enhance propulsion

    Robotics News - Robot News, Robotics, Robots, Robotics Sciences Feb 14, 2020 | 14:50 pm

    Researchers in robotic materials aim to artificially control animal locomotion to address the existing challenges to actuation, control and power requirements in soft robotics. In a new report in Science Advances, Nicole W. Xu and John O. Dabiri at the departments of bioengineering, civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering at the Stanford University presented a biohybrid robot that used onboard microelectronics to induce swimming in live jellyfish. They measured the ability to substantially enhance propulsion by driving body contractions[…]

    Read more...
  • Training robots to identify object placements by 'hallucinating' scenes

    Robotics News - Robot News, Robotics, Robots, Robotics Sciences Feb 12, 2020 | 14:40 pm

    With more robots now making their way into a number of settings, researchers are trying to make their interactions with humans as smooth and natural as possible. Training robots to respond immediately to spoken instructions, such as "pick up the glass, move it to the right," etc., would be ideal in many situations, as it would ultimately enable more direct and intuitive human-robot interactions. However, this is not always easy, as it requires the robot to understand a user's instructions,[…]

    Read more...
  • mRo Control Zero A High-End Nano Autopilot

    Everyone's Blog Posts - DIY Drones Feb 8, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    mRo Control Zero F7 a High-End Nano Autopilot... The smallest and most powerful autopilot in the world of its kind created for a high-end unmanned vehicle builders! mRo Control Zero, at its core, is a universal development board and is fully compatible with Ardupilot and soon PX4. We have designed the mRo Control Zero in such a way so that it is highly customizable and adapts to industrial needs that are required, our new autopilot includes all libraries and examples that[…]

    Read more...
  • Drones For Security & Surveillance: How Drones Augment Traditional Security Systems?

    Everyone's Blog Posts - DIY Drones Feb 7, 2020 | 08:30 am

    Drones For Security & Surveillance: How Drones Augment Traditional Security Systems? The need for security and surveillance — whether residential or commercial — continues to steadily increase in a world of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Privacy, not just security is becoming as much of a concern — with technology playing a central role on both fronts i.e. in violation of privacy and in the provision of security. This is where drones for security come in, powered by reliable hardware and intelligent software.Traditional security systems (human guards, CCTV cameras, locks,[…]

    Read more...
  • Meet the new mRo GPS Family. The next gen...

    Everyone's Blog Posts - DIY Drones Jan 31, 2020 | 07:02 am

    The mRo family of GPS sensors are one of the most powerful and sophisticated satellite signal sensors in the unmanned vehicle industry which we manufacture in United States. These have specially designed to obtain with high precision the position, velocity and timing information that the vehicle requires.mRo GPS sensors are used by the best aerospace research and development centers and large drone manufacturers around the world. Available in different sizes and architectures to obtain the best noise immunity, lowest possible weight and[…]

    Read more...
  • Drone Streaming: Real-Time Live Video Feed From Drones for Commercial Applications

    Everyone's Blog Posts - DIY Drones Jan 30, 2020 | 07:30 am

    Drone Streaming: Real-Time Live Video Feed From Drones for Commercial Applications The commercial drone industry is rapidly maturing – across industries, geographies, use-cases, and business models – thanks to advances in UAV hardware and regulation. An incredibly rich variety of drone hardware has been built, tested, piloted and deployed for enterprise applications – ranging from ‘nano’ category drones for covert surveillance to large, custom-built drones designed to carry multi-kg payloads for last-mile e-commerce delivery. Nevertheless, a large percentage of commercial use-cases involving drones revolve around the ‘eye in the sky’ capability –[…]

    Read more...