Tagged: Multi-Rotor

Deep Drone Acrobatics

Performing acrobatic manoeuvres with quadrotors is extremely challenging. Acrobatic flight requires high thrust and extreme angular accelerations that push the platform to its physical limits. Professional drone pilots often measure their level of mastery by flying such manoeuvres in competitions. In this work, we propose to learn a sensorimotor policy

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Persistent Heavy Lifting Hexacopter from Acecore

Acecore Technologies has released its third drone platform. The new Acecore Noa has a 20kg payload capacity that leaves nothing to be desired and the endurance of a full hour. Sporting huge 28″ reinforced carbon fiber props, this pixhawk-based hexacopter excels at staying in the air longer than ever before.

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Mosquito Night Navigation Inspires New Drone Obstacle Avoidance System

Scientists have used the principles that guide a mosquito’s nocturnal flight to develop a quadcopter equipped with an elegant collision-avoidance sensory system. Their research, published in Science, demonstrates how the mosquito avoids obstacles in the dark by sensing changes in the airflows generated by its flapping wings. The international collaborative

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Quadcopter Can Detect and Avoid Fast-Moving Objects

Using a novel type of cameras, researchers from the University of Zurich have demonstrated a flying robot that can detect and avoid fast-moving objects. A step towards drones that can fly faster in harsh environments, accomplishing more in less time. Drones can do many things, but avoiding obstacles is not

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First BVLOS flight for Bell’s APT 70 Multicopter

On January 16, the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport APT 70 flew its first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight path 10 miles at Choctaw Nation test site under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). The vehicle also completed an 18 mile flight with 60lbs of payload at

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Ten Tech Huracán

Ten Tech LLC, a provider of aerospace and defense engineering services, has announced the launch of its Huracán Multi-Purpose Aerial Drone (MPAD), a quadcopter UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) flight demonstrator platform designed for sensor testing, environmental data acquisition, communication and processing.

The Huracán MPAD is based on

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Pyka crop sprayer gets an $11 million seed round

A purposeful large scale three-engined electric crop spraying RPAS that must make more sense than smaller multirotors over huge fields from Pyka. The company’s founding team, Michael Norcia, Chuma Ogunwole, Kyle Moore and Nathan White, come from a variety of well-known companies that work in adjacent spaces: Cora, Kittyhawk, Joby

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Zero Zero Robotics V-Copter Falcon

Zero Zero Robotics, the award-winning robotics company pioneering the future of smart flying consumer robotics, announces its newest drone, the world’s first consumer bicopter: V-Coptr Falcon. The V-shaped dual-rotor design marks a significant departure from the universal quad-rotor design consumers are familiar with. With a multi-patented dual rotor propulsion system

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Chinese Tech Firm Tests Urban Attack Drone

A Chinese technology firm is testing a new attack drone specifically designed to help ground troops in street-to-street combat and hopes to sell it abroad, according to reports. Engineers recently completed a successful air-to-ground test firing exercise for the mini quadcopter named Tianyi, Modern Weaponry reported. The developer, Tianjin Zhongwei

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Caltech and JPL Fire Quadrotors Out of Cannons

At IROS in Macau earlier this month, researchers from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) presented a prototype for a ballistically launched drone—a football-shaped foldable quadrotor that gets fired out of a cannon, unfolds itself, and then flies off. Test launching the SQUID (Streamlined Quick Unfolding Investigation Drone) from

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AB5 JetQuad

JetQuad is the world’s smallest and most powerful jet-powered drone with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. It is like an unmanned, scaled-down version of the Harrier Jump-Jet The AB5 JetQuad is a new type of aircraft. This is not a quadcopter, nor a helicopter, nor an aeroplane. Four microturbine jet-engines

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208 Landing Model Rockets! Ft. BPS.Space

This week on the Flite Test Podcast, James sits down with Joe Barnard from BPS.Space to talk about self-landing model rockets.

Joe Barnard has been making headlines as a self-taught engineer who is trying to recreate Space X technology in miniature. Even grabbing the attention of Elon Musk, he’s

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Elbit Systems Introduces MAGNI, a Vehicle-Launched Multi-Rotor Micro-Drone

MAGNI transforms any combat vehicle to an effective intelligence-gathering platform Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (2.5kg) MAGNI enables rapid

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Elbit Systems Announces Vehicle-Launched Micro-Drone

Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (2.5kg) MAGNI enables rapid deployment and launch (in less than 1 minute) from any

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Turkish Army to Get Kamikaze Drones with Facial Recognition

Thirty upgraded KARGU (Autonomous Tactical Multi-Rotor Attack UAV) kamikaze drones developed by Turkish defense contractor Defense Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. (STM) will join the Turkish Armed Forces’ inventory as of 2020 to take part in critical operations in the country’s east and along the Syrian border. The KARGU battle

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