DroneDeploy CTO, Nick Pilkington, who has a Ph.D in Machine Learning explains “The drones stream back high definition imagery over LTE during the flight. Our software processes the images rapidly in the cloud and high-resolution orthorectified maps are delivered back to the user in seconds.” The technology is being demonstrated for the first time at ‘ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium’ – a dedicated Drone Mapping conference starting today in Reno, NV.
3D Robotics have announced the launch of their new 3DR Mapping Platforms, consisting of the 3DR X8-M (multi-copter) and Aero-M (fixed-wing), with highly accurate resolution that allows users to zoom in from the sky “down to the grape.” Each platform is bundled with both hardware and software solutions, including a high-resolution visible-spectrum camera, protective hard-case, auto-pilot controlled image acquisition and professional image processing software powered by Pix4D, 3DR’s newest business partner.
The new 3DR Mapping Platforms have a simple, fully automated three-step workflow: plan, fly, process. The flight planning software computes flight paths over a selected area to survey and calculate exactly which pictures to take and when. While in flight, the drones automatically capture those images and geo-tag each capture to note the exact location. When the drone lands, the user immediately has a series of crisp and accurate images that can then be geo-referenced by the Pix4D software to automatically create a high-resolution, ortho-rectified 2D mosaic map (or 3D model depending on chosen edition) that delivers accurate and immediately actionable data.
Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics states that "a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." That sounds simple enough -- but a recent experiment shows how hard it's going to be to get machines to do the right thing.
The FLIR Lepton™ is the most compact longwave infrared (LWIR) camera core available as an OEM/hobbyist/maker product. It packs a resolution of 80 × 60 pixels into a camera body that is smaller than a dime.
Because we are so excited about this module, we collaborated with Pure Engineering to make a small development board to help you quick
A year after they figured out how to reprogram plastic to self-assemble into new structures, directly off the print-bed, they have come up some new materials that can be programmed to transform their shape autonomously. These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain.
Two weeks ago, HTC teased the Internet by launching a site that hinted at a GoPro-like action cam. The leaked images of the product were surprising to say the least: a miniature periscope? Minimalist door handle? Bent PVC pipe?
The officially-unveiled RE is HTC’s first standalone camera. Weighing in at just 65.5g, the pocket device is aimed at a wide, mainstream market: you don’t have to be a professional photographer or looking to capture “extreme” activities to opera