CyPhy LVL 1 Drone

From CyPhy LVL 1 Drone Kickstarter: Our drone never tilts, allowing it to snap perfect pictures and stable video every time. By eliminating tilting, the drone handles intuitively, with an unrivaled out-of-the-box experience. Thanks to its special shape, our LVL 1 simplifies aerial photography. There’s no complex, expensive stabilization mount or vulnerable camera. You’ll take stunning pictures with ease. CyPhy Works, founded by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner, has been making tethered drones for industrial application. These drones were designed to fly 24/7 in all types of wind and weather. While Dr. Kenneth Sebesta was optimizing our drones’ hovering, he came up with a breakthrough. He realized that with just the right twist angle of the arms and a precise amount of added dihedral — plus a lot more fancy math — we could achieve level flight for the first time on a multi-rotor drone... $495 ( Kickstarter )

Kickstarter - Drone For Consumers - C-mi - Achieves Successful Liftoff with Kickstarter Campaign

The C-mi campaign earned Kickstarter's coveted "Staff Pick" status while its funding goal reached 50% completion in 7 days.

CyPhy Works, Inc. Revolutionizes Multi-Rotor Drone Flight with Launch of LVL 1 Drone

Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works and cofounder of iRobot, announces first consumer drone

Drone World (drone-world.com) Launches with DJI Phantom 3 & Phantom 2 Drone Kits

Drone-world.com specializes in custom DJI Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 kits.

AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying

Introducing a Free, Comprehensive Airspace Database and Resource for Unmanned Aircraft Operators

Drone Academy X, A Trusted Name In Drone Education, Releases DJI Inspire 1 Instructional Video and An Opportunity to become a Training Partner

Drone Academy X-Inspire 1 is a feature length, multi-part instructional video that teaches drone pilots how to assemble, care for, and pilot their DJI Inspire 1. Experienced drone pilot Colin Burgess hosts the video along side film and television star Corey Feldman. Drone Academy X now offers an opportunity to partner and start your own drone business.

First Multi-Rotor Umanned Aircraft System Type Certification Filed By Aero Kinetics With the Federal Aviation Administration

Filing Signals New Standard for Airworthiness Set by Unmanned Aircraft System Manufacturer, Taking Burgeoning Industry Beyond Exemptions While Delivering First Mover Advantage to Aero Kinetics' Clients

Drones.org Launched, Featuring Resources on Drones, UAV and RC Aircraft Industry

Drone enthusiasts can find the latest drone and UAV news, laws, press releases, product reviews, videos, drones for sale and reports about the commercial drone market on the new website, drones.org.

AUVSI 2015 - ENSCO Soars into UAS Market at AUVSI with Safety- and Mission-critical Engineering, PNT Technology, Meteorological Modeling, and Mission Support

ENSCO, Inc. is taking its technical breadth and solid experience in avionics systems engineering, vision systems, embedded graphics, position/navigation/timing solutions, and meteorology to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference in Atlanta, May 4-7. AUSVI is the largest worldwide event for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), attracting attendees from government, industry and academia.

Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for unmanned aerial system operations in the US

The system provides significant improvements to the safety and efficiency of UAS operations, whether on the test range or in the field.

Horizon Energy Systems Announces New 700Wh/kg Fuel Cell for Drones

The company will officially unveil the new solid chemical AEROPAK-S at the May 3-7 AUVSI trade show in Atlanta, Georgia (booth 401) along with other innovations.

ADM Crop Risk Services Achieves Milestone in Plans for Innovative Aerial Drone Technology

Expanding suite of industry-leading technologies continues to accelerate claims process

DroneDeploy and DJI Announced as Platinum Sponsors of Drone World Expo

Dozens of Leading Industry Companies Sign On to Exhibit at the Silicon Valley Based Event

3D Robotics' Solo

From 3D Robotics: Today 3DR announced Solo, an all-in-one personal drone whose ease of use and powerful new features kick off a new aerial age. With computing power unmatched in the industry—from two integrated Linux computers, one on the craft and one in the controller—Solo delivers several world-first technologies, such as unfettered in-flight access to GoPro controls, including wireless HD streaming straight to mobile devices, and effortless computer-assisted Smart Shot flight features that allow even new pilots to capture professional aerial video from day one. Computer-assisted cinematography Solo’s intelligence unlocks powerful and one-of-a-kind computer-assisted Smart Shots (patent pending). Just set up the exact shot you want in real time, then tap “play” on the app and Solo will execute it with a level of precision and a soft touch that even seasoned cinema pilots can’t match. And with a list of Smart Shots to choose from, the perfect shot is always just a few taps away. Cable cam and Orbit allow you to create a known and safe flight path along a virtual track in space, freeing you to shift your focus to getting the shot you want; or simply hit “play” and let Solo fly itself while simultaneously working the camera for you, as smooth and even as an expert cameraman. Follow mode lets you go completely hands-free, while Solo keeps up with your every move. Solo also features a one-touch aerial Selfie for a dramatic and customizable establishing Smart Shot of you and your surroundings. It’s all in service of Solo’s guiding principle: Get the shot. Every time. Stream HD GoPro video to mobile devices or through HDMI Solo is the world’s first drone to wirelessly deliver HD video from your GoPro to your iOS or Android mobile device, at ranges of up to half a mile. Solo’s controller has HDMI output for live HD broadcast—to FPV goggles, high-quality field monitors, Jumbotrons at live events, even news vans—and with a staggeringly low video latency your live video is immediate and fluid for an “in-the-moment” feel. For instant social sharing of your aerial videos, you can even record the live video stream directly from the mobile app to your device’s camera roll... ( full details )

AMA partners with Fly Robotics to provide sUAS education online

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is proud to announce its latest addition to the AMA Flight School online learning center: small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) education with partner Fly Robotics!

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ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.