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UAV-based crop and weed classification for future farming

Crops are key for a sustainable food production and we face several challenges in crop production. First, we need to feed a growing world population. Second, our society demands high-quality foods. Th...

Localization uncertainty-aware exploration planning

Autonomous exploration and reliable mapping of unknown environments corresponds to a major challenge for mobile robotic systems. For many important application domains, such as industrial inspection o...

Drones land back to Earth at Xponential 2017

JD Claridge’s story epitomizes the current state of the drone industry. Claridge, founder of xCraft, is best known for being the first contestant on Shark Tank to receive money from all the Shark...
15 May 2017, by

Autonomous exploration planning using aerial robots

Autonomous exploration of unknown environments corresponds to a critical ability and a major challenge for aerial robots. In many cases, we would like to rely on the ability of an intelligent flying s...
23 May 2016, by and

Can I trust my robot? And should my robot trust me?

If we are serious about long-term human presence in space, such as manned bases on the moon or Mars, we must figure out how to streamline human-robot interactions....
07 April 2016, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 1/25/16

  At the Center for the Study of the Drone Since 2009, the U.S. Air Force’s civilian auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol, has been operating a fleet of single-prop Cessnas equipped with the c...



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Into the heart of a glacier — with a drone

With their near-vertical walls and deep fractures, glacier crevasses are dangerously narrow ice caves that present a huge risk to search and rescue teams. In a partnership between Flyability (Winne...
20 January 2016, by and

Motion-planning algorithms allow drones to make hairpin turns in a simulated “forest”

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL Getting drones to fly around without hitting things is no small task. Obstacle-detection and motion-planning are two of computer science’s trickiest challenges, because...
19 January 2016, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 1/11/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Our Media Portals page was created in January 2015 to serve as resources for individuals interested in studying drones. As the Bard spring academic semester...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 1/4/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone 2015 was a busy year in the drone world. As we head into 2016, we looked back at the biggest news stories of the year. Here’s the 2015 Drone Year in Revie...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/21/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military’s future-making technology organization, is playing a crucial role in the development of ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/14/15

  At the Center for the Study of the Drone This week we published “Drone Sightings and Close Encounters: An Analysis,” which examines over 900 incidents involving drones and manned airc...

New comprehensive report on the risks drones pose to aircraft

With the holiday season approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that up to one million new drones will be entering U.S. airspace, creating potentially dangerous situations for...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/7/15

News The Academy of Model Aeronautics and Best Buy are collaborating on a project to educate new drone users on how to fly. Best Buy will begin displaying in its stores educational materials that e...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/30/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone This fall season has been a busy one for the drone industry, and, for some a very lucrative one. The past few months have seen a spike in the sale of milita...
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Marine Robotics Systems, with Stefan Williams

Transcript below. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Stefan Williams of the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics, Marine Systems Group. They discuss the future of...
30 November 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/16/15

  At the Center for the Study of the Drone By now, we are well-acquainted with drones that fly, crawl, and sail, but what about drones that plumb the depths of the ocean, scouring the seas ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/9/15

 At the Center for the Study of the Drone We have updated our database of companies currently operating drones within the U.S. In this latest update, we discuss a growing trend in companies that...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/2/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Lisa Ellman knows a thing or two about the challenges of regulating domestic drones use. During a three-year stint at the White House, she served as a princ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/26/15

A Message from the Center for the Study of the Drone The Center for the Study of the Drone was founded in 2012 to create original, inquiry-driven content and resources that help the public and poli...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/19/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone While drones and targeted killing have received almost no attention so far in the presidential elections, it is an issue in which the next commander-in-chie...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/12/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone The MQ-9 Reaper is perhaps the most famous military drone in history. While many will immediately recognize its distinctive shape, few outside the Pentagon ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/5/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Unmanned aircraft have already revolutionized war and commerce, but now a new breed of ultra-high-altitude aircraft capable of remaining airborne for extens...

Key take-aways from the DroneApps Forum

The first DroneApps Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, recently assembled 150 drone professionals from Europe, the US, Japan, and Australia for a two-day exchange of ideas. What set the event apart was ...
02 October 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/28/15

[clear] At the Center for the Study of the Drone One year ago, the British Parliament authorized military intervention against the Islamic State. We have dived into the Royal Air Force’s repor...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/21/15

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a drone bill that, if enacted, would have placed greater restrictions on drone use than any other piece of state legislation. The story of S....

Watch flying machines weave a rope bridge you can walk on

[tweetquote]Using quadrocopters and some rope, researchers have woven together a bridge strong enough to walk across.[/tweetquote] Made at the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland, the bridg...
18 September 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/14/15

[clear] We have continued our analysis of hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration’s reports of near misses involving drones and manned aircraft. Among other things, we discovered that inciden...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/7/15

From comedy to car commercials, drones have provoked a frenzy of popular media portrayals that are equal parts funny, hyperbolic, and disturbing. We take a closer look at these representations in orde...
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Fotokite Phi, with Sergei Lupashin

Transcript included. In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Sergei Lupashin about Perspective Robotics' tethered flying camera, the Fotokite Phi, which is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Th...
04 September 2015, by







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