YouTuber Michael Reeves programmed a swarm of a dozen drones to automatically detect his face and launch themselves at his head. Reeves outfitted the drones with Arduino computers and radio modules, connecting them to a network, and then he connected his laptop to that network. Cameras on the front of the flying death machines detect faces, but only a couple of the drones actually run the facial recognition software to save processing power, according to his description in the video. The ones that do communicate to two others, which follow that leader toward a face. Namely, Reeves’ face

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Intel is working to improve U.S. bridge inspections—with drones. The electronics firm supplemented manual inspections of two midwestern bridges with advanced automated commercial drone hardware and software. After all, there is only so […] The post Intel Falcon 8+ Drones Find New Calling as Bridge Inspectors appeared first on Geek

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20 years ago, PCB production was expensive and required a multitude of phone calls and emails to a fab with significant minimum order restrictions. Now, it’s cheap and accessible online, which in addition to curtailing the home etching market has created significant new possibilities for home projects. Now that flexible PCBs are also readily available, it’s possible to experiment with some cool concepts – and that’s precisely what [Carl] has been doing.
The aim is to build a walking robot that uses actuators made from flexible PCBs. The flexible PCB is printed with a coil, capable of generating a small magnetic field

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Some drone delivery operations seem rather crude in their execution, but Drone Delivery Canada is building a comprehensive platform that’s aiming to take drone delivery to the next level.
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They will fly over parcels and necessities to a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.

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