Build Your Dream Drone Research!

Build Your Dream Drone Research!

Hello! My name is Alejandra Rodriguez Vega (ale.rodriguez@asu.edu) and I am a PhD student and research member in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University. My current focus is on using design fiction to shape the future design of drones. We have built an online platform http://dreamdrone.org/ where you can create your very own dream drone! All data will be confidential and no personal information will be shared from the participants. Please feel free to share and create your own drone! Hello! My name is Alejandra Rodriguez Vega (… Read More

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Microsoft AirSim drone racing at NeuroIPS

From the Microsoft Research Team: Drone racing has transformed from a niche activity sparked by enthusiastic hobbyists to an internationally televised sport. In parallel, computer vision and machine learning are making rapid progress, along with advances in agile trajectory planning, control, and state estimation for quadcopters. These advances enable increased autonomy and reliability for drones. More recently, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research community has begun to tackle the drone-racing problem. This has given rise to competitions, with the goal of beating human performance in drone racing. At the thirty-third Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019), the AirSim research team is working together with Stanford University and University of Zurich to further democratize drone-racing research by hosting a simulation-based competition, Game of Drones. We are hosting the competition on Microsoft AirSim, our Unreal Engine-based simulator for multirotors. The competition focuses on trajectory planning and control, computer vision, and opponent drone avoidance. This is achieved via three tiers: Tier 1 – Planning only: The participant’s drone races tête-à-tête with a Microsoft Research opponent racer. The goal is to go through all gates in the minimum possible time, without hitting the opponent drone. Ground truth for gate poses, the opponent drone pose, and the participant drone are provided. These are accessible via our application-programming interfaces (APIs). The opponent racer follows a minimum jerk trajectory, which goes through randomized waypoints selected in each gate’s cross section. Tier 2 – Perception only: This is a time trial format where the participants are provided with noisy gate poses. There’s no opponent drone. The

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Is It Expensive to Build A Industrial Level Composite Material VTOL UAVs For Aerial Mapping?

there are lots of type of VTOL UAVs that can be used for aerial mapping platforms, for my personal option, I like 4+1 configuration. Simply it is more reliable and more stable on dual batteries system. there are many of 4+1 VTOL Mapping platform in the market, I can list more than 30 of them, here I am introduce you the full composite material VTOL platform-Swift VTOL. here is the question, is it expensive to build? it is not cheap to make a composite material frame for sure, it is time consuming and also master skill required.. The Swift Composite Material VTOL Mapping UAV is a high quality Vertical takeoff and Landing fixed wing UAV with a very safe,more high reliable and effcient features. It can take off on ground less than 1 square meter, and had 1.5-2  hours duration depends on its payload. We have tested the aerodynamics both on simulation software and real field test, it is designed so that the air provides the optimal upthrust with minimum resistance. It can takeoff with 6S batteries power instead of 12S, when it cruises, the current usage is between 8-10A, the power consumption of this plane is 140mAh/1km, and futhermore, it has large interior fuselage space, so it can carry large size of payload or large size of 18650 li ion batteries pack. you can choose 5010 400kv motor with 17-18 inch foldable props and 60A 6S ESC for quad propulsion system. 3520 550kv with 1380 props and 60-80A HV ESC for fixed wing propulsion system. 6-7S 18650 22000-25000mah li

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I am back!

That’s right I am back with some new  UAV designs and old favorites. I started A youtube channel to show off my stuff. please check it out and subscribe if you want to see more. https://youtu.be/UpoJRqxvQVI That’s right I am back with some new  UAV designs and old favorites. I started A youtube channel to show off my stuff. please check it out and subscribe if you want to see more. https://youtu.be/UpoJRqxvQVI Read More

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Be part of the next development of mRobotics with your grain of sand.

At mRo we are committed to design and manufacture innovative high quality hardware at a very low cost for unmanned vehicles that use open source such as Ardupilot and PX4. We collaborate regularly with members of the DIY community and exchange ideas to continue creating awesome projects. As always, we like to know the opinion of the newbies and experts of this forum to combine it with our knowledge and provide you with the best hardware design experience that exceeds expectations. We are currently designing the new state-of-the-art autopilot and that is why we want to hear it and get to know your needs better by answering the following short survey. Click here to access to the mRo survey Thank you very much to the entire DIY drones community, all this is for you. Stay tune, you will have more awesome news soon… (BTW In the above icture you can see one of our pick and place machines, producing the new mRo Control Zero autopilot) At mRo we are committed to design and manufacture innovative high quality hardware at a very low cost for unmanned vehicles that use open source such as Ardupilot and… Read More

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