Watch MIT’s speeding drone fly around trees all on its own

Rubric: Fly | 3 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Watch MIT’s speeding drone fly around trees all on its own

Fast-Flying Drone Avoids Obstacles: Here’s How. An MIT researcher has developed an autonomous flying drone capable of avoiding obstacles on its own while speeding up to 30 miles per hour, MIT said in a statement on Monday. Whether you’re for or against the rampant use of drones, you can probably agree that it’s best if unmanned aerial vehicles don’t hit people or things. One of the biggest issues preventing drones delivering packages—other than many, many regulations—is figuring out how to make sure they don’t crash into things. In that vein, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently demonstrated a new obstacle detection system ...

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Watch MIT’s speeding drone fly around trees all on its own

Rubric: Fly | 3 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Watch MIT’s speeding drone fly around trees all on its own

Fast-Flying Drone Avoids Obstacles: Here’s How. An MIT researcher has developed an autonomous flying drone capable of avoiding obstacles on its own while speeding up to 30 miles per hour, MIT said in a statement on Monday. Whether you’re for or against the rampant use of drones, you can probably agree that it’s best if unmanned aerial vehicles don’t hit people or things. One of the biggest issues preventing drones delivering packages—other than many, many regulations—is figuring out how to make sure they don’t crash into things. In that vein, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently demonstrated a new obstacle detection system ...

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Google’s Project Loon Internet Balloons to Fly Over Indonesia

Rubric: Fly | 29 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Google’s Project Loon Internet Balloons to Fly Over Indonesia

Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloons Set To Take Off. Google’s parent company Alphabet is preparing to launch its next trial of the internet balloons in Indonesia and hopes to create a ‘ring’ of the floating hotspots above Earth before the year ends.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google’s Internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of their mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live offline. Speaking to Leo Kelion at the BBC, Mike Cassidy, vice-president of Project Loon said: ‘We hope next year to build our first continuous ring around the world, and to have some sort of continuous coverage for certain regions. About 250 ...

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Sony just unveiled an amazing drone that can fly 106 MPH

Rubric: Fly | 25 Aug 2015 | no comments yet »
Sony just unveiled an amazing drone that can fly 106 MPH

Sony shows off Aerosense camera drone prototype. Sony has unveiled a prototype of a camera drone shaped like an aeroplane, which can take off and land vertically and fly for more than two hours at a maximum speed of 106 miles an hour. The buzz surrounding Sony’s unveiling of a drone prototype Monday — the fruit of a joint venture called Aerosense between Sony and Tokyo-based startup ZMP — was the latest sign that the company’s turnaround attempts are continuing to gain traction in the markets.Japanese company Sony has released videos of two prototypes of its drones that they are creating, the AS-DTO1-E ‘experimental machine’ and the AS-MCO1-P prototype. The drone, which resembles ...

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How Lexus’ made its hoverboard fly with a metal skatepark track

Rubric: Fly | 6 Aug 2015 | no comments yet »
How Lexus’ made its hoverboard fly with a metal skatepark track

Hell Yes, Lexus Made a Hoverboard. Lexus has built a hoverboard, straight out of “Back to the Future.” The Lexus Hoverboard project began 18 months ago through a collaboration with a team of scientists from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH, who specialize in magnetic levitation technology. Mastering a hoverboard apparently requires even more skill, based on the difficulty veteran skateboard professional Ross McGouran had staying aboard a new gravity-defying vehicle from Lexus. Following extensive testing with pro skateboarder and hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran, in Dresden, Germany, the team were determined to push the hoverboard to its limits and conduct further tests within dynamic surroundings. ...

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Facebook’s Aquila drone ready to fly, laser Internet soon

Rubric: Fly | 31 Jul 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook’s Aquila drone ready to fly, laser Internet soon

Facebook Taking Open-Source Software Ethos to Drones. Facebook has announced the completion of its first full-scale drone, which it says has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide internet access in remote parts of the world.Facebook is developing advanced telecommunications, complete with autonomous laser-firing drones, and it is doing it as if it were a big software project. The plane would weigh about 880lbs (400kg), said Yael Maguire, the company’s engineering director of connectivity, and operate between 60,000ft (18km) and 90,000ft (27km) – above the altitude of commercial airplanes – so it would not be affected by weather. That may be a more daring idea than solar-powered ...

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Pilots Could Fly DJI’s New M100 Drone For Developers Using Oculus VR Goggles

Rubric: Fly | 8 Jun 2015 | no comments yet »
Pilots Could Fly DJI’s New M100 Drone For Developers Using Oculus VR Goggles

DJI Launches Experimental Drone & Collision Avoidance System. The object-avoidance system developed by DJI is the first ever system of this kind, and can be installed on the M100, or any other drone that is fitted with UART, and USB ports A Chinese technology company DJI is manufacturing a drone that can be piloted wearing a set of Oculus virtual-reality glasses, and drone pilots will be able to control the direction of it simply by waving their hands. Today, DJI, the world’s largest maker of consumer drones, unveiled both a new quadcopter aimed at developers, as well as an in-flight object-avoidance system and a software developer kit for its existing Phantom and Inspire drones. Now as ...

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GoPro shares fly on play for the dad demographic

Rubric: Fly | 2 Jun 2015 | no comments yet »
GoPro shares fly on play for the dad demographic

GoPro Adds Touch Screen Convenience to Entry-Level Camera Lineup. GoPro is the go-to brand for rugged, compact cameras that can be mounted on cars, bikes and helmets, but one disadvantage the devices always had was that there was no room for a screen to let you see what you’re shooting. You could use your phone, of course, and there’s an LCD “backpack” accessory, but GoPro has just made things a bit simpler with the release of the Hero+ LCD. It’s more expensive and capable than the entry-level Hero camera but less so than the nicer Silver model — but the important thing is that screen on the back. Rugged and waterproof to 131′ (40m), HERO+ LCD also includes ...

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Computer Expert Hacked into Plane and Made it Fly Sideways: FBI

Rubric: Fly | 19 May 2015 | no comments yet »
Computer Expert Hacked into Plane and Made it Fly Sideways: FBI

Experts: Plane hack through infotainment box seems unlikely. SAN FRANCISCO — Computer and aviation experts say it seems unlikely a Denver-based cyber-security researcher was able to compromise a jet’s controls via its in-flight entertainment system, making it bank briefly to one side. U.S. law enforcement officials have no credible evidence that commercial airplane cockpits have been hacked from passengers’ seats, contradicting a man who claims he did just that.The FBI is stepping up its investigation of a computer security expert who joked on Twitter about airplane security vulnerabilities, saying he may have previously taken control of a plane. While most airplanes can’t be hacked ...

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FBI claims infosec bod made airplane FLY SIDEWAYS

Rubric: Fly | 17 May 2015 | no comments yet »
FBI claims infosec bod made airplane FLY SIDEWAYS

Airlines sceptical commercial planes can be ‘hacked’. Security researcher, Chris Roberts, told FBI agents that he’d hijacked an aircraft’s thrust management computer and briefly altered its course. The claim was made by Chris Roberts, the founder of the cybersecurity firm One World Labs, who was escorted from a United Airlines flight last month after sending in-air tweets bragging that he could deploy the oxygen masks.A security researcher for airline vulnerabilities told the FBI he hacked into controls while on board a flight and made the aircraft climb and briefly fly sideways, Wired reported, citing an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent.A renowned ...

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