Tagged: Instructional

Hummingbird Flying Robot Using AI

 Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. This means that after learning from a simulation, the robot “knows” how to move around on its own like a hummingbird would, such

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DARPA Competition for AI-Powered Aircraft Dogfighting

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to launch a competition to teach artificial intelligence (AI) software programmes how to control aircraft and their weapons in dogfights. The research agency sees the competition as the first step in developing software that would automate air-to-air combat. AI-controlled fighter aircraft

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Supplier’s Comment on FAA C-UAS Guidance

In May 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration published their latest guidance on how airports can integrate counterdrone technology into their security ecosystem. Counterdrone technology is used to assess airspace activity, understand how many drones are in the airspace, and to provide context to security teams on how to best

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Accurate Terrain Following with Laser Altimeter

With the help of a proprietary UgCS data logger and a laser altimeter, SPH Engineering has solved a problem that has been troubling the drone industry for quite some time: how to follow terrain without compromising effectiveness and precision. The new integration solution is especially significant for inspections, mining, engineering,

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Robotic Search and Rescue Training

Here is your chance to get instruction from living drone legend Gene Robinson for the use of sUAS for Search and Rescue right here on the West coast. As part of San Francisco Drone Week, Drone Pilot Inc. is offering a two-day class after the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo

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Making Money with Mavic Photography

The title isn’t clickbait – Yes, I’m actually going to show you how & why I charge $200/hr for Aerial Photography and how to earn more no matter what it is you do. Sounds too good to be true? Maybe, but the truth is that most of the money I’ve

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How to Drone Map a Disaster Zone in 60 minutes or Less

This past November, I coordinated a short experiment on the ground in Paradise, California in the final hours of wrapping up damage assessment from the Camp Fire. The goal of this experiment was to test more rapid methods for visualizing damage to critical infrastructure after a disaster. Members of the

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FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary

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