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by   -   September 10, 2015

snapdragon_flight

The Snapdragon Flight developer platform had its first public demo today at Qualcomm’s Robotics Accelerator event, Techstars Demo Day. Designed specifically for the consumer drone market, Snapdragon Flight provides 4K Ultra HD video, computer vision, communication, navigatrion and real-time flight assistance, engineered with reduced weight, size and power consumption for use on small drones. In a video shot on Demo Day you can see the drone stabilizing against strong gusts of wind from a leaf blower.

interview by   -   September 4, 2015

Flying Fotokite close up

Transcript included.

by   -   July 21, 2015

One of the main problems with putting cameras into the sky via a flying platform is weight. The heavier the camera, the bigger the rig you need to put it into the sky. This is why GoPro have successfully surfed the growth of the drone industry with their small, relatively cheap and lightweight package. But digital imaging experts have announced their new Z Camera. E1 is the smallest 4K camera with an interchangeable lens system.

CyPhy Works raises 230K in first two days of crowdfunding for their new autopilot drone.

Philip Grossman is perhaps the only person to ever fly a drone of any kind inside one of the most radioactively contaminated sites in the world.

by   -   August 15, 2014

DJI Innovations keeps pushing new products into the market. As a market leader in flying camera technology, it recently introduced Ground Station for its Phantom 2 Vision and the Drop Safe parachute system (ok, not on the shelf yet, but coming soon). This time they are introducing an impressive hexacopter drone, named Spreading Wings S900.

by   -   October 10, 2012

 

In July, the Parrot Group partnered with senseFly, a Swiss start-up and spin-off from the Swiss EPFL, and invested $5.3 million to help senseFly grow. Their initial plan was to develop a high volume manufacturing capability and fund rapid growth and new product development. The eBee is the first such product from that venture. The just announced 3′ wingspan eBee can fly for 45 minutes in 45km/hr winds, and will enable users to take their own aerial photos and produce precise ortho-mosaics and 3D models. senseFly has also established an impressive global network of resellers which presently excludes the US (because of FAA regulatory limitations). The eBee meets the special needs of mining and surveying professionals because of its wind resistance and robustness, high precision 3D image processing and mission planning software.

by   -   August 1, 2012


Last week, SenseFly and Pix4D announced deals with drone maker Parrot, in which Parrot will invest in both companies, 5 million Swiss francs in SenseFly and 2.4 million in Pix4D. Both spinoffs of EPFL, SenseFly and Pix4D have a history of cooperation, with SenseFly providing the camera-equipped UAVs for which they have also developed navigational software that allows them to fly complete missions autonomously, and Pix4D providing the software that transforms the thousands of images produced by the drones into unified geographical information. (Kudos to Engadget for their prompt reportage.)



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