Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence. Read more…
Long range wireless control of a project is always a challenge. [Mike] and his team were looking to extend the range of their current RC setup for a UAV project, and decided on a pair of Arduino mini’s and somewhat expensive Digi Xtend 900Mhz modems to do the trick. With a range of 40 miles, the 1 watt transceivers provide fantastic range. And paired with the all too familiar Arduino, you’ve got yourself an easy long range link.
[Mike] set the transmitter up so it can plug directly into any RC controller training port, decoding the incoming signal and converting it into a serial data package for transmitting
Three years after the vicious 2011 tsunami devastated Japan, University of Tokyo researchers are using UAVs to map the radioactive cleanup progress.Local governments near the destroyed Fukushima nuclear reactors still operate in exile three years after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. As workers dig up radioactive soil, high weeds grow over cars and demolished buildings. But getting high-resolution images of the cleanup progress is a challenge
In his annual shareholder letter, CEO Jeff Bezos also announced it will pay unhappy employees $2,000 to quit in their first year.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual shareholder letter Thursday, giving a progress report of the company’s various products and initiatives. Of particular note are updates to its delivery-by-drone experiments and unusual employee retention efforts.Read Full Story
Not to be outdone by Facebook’s vision of a drone internet , the military is whipping up unmanned aerial Wi-Fi hotspots of its own. Unused drones from the war in Iraq are getting a second life as part of DARPA’s Mobile Hotspots program. Read more..