Category Archives: drone technology

Eye In The Sky

 

A thriller set in the world of remotely piloted aircraft warfare.

EYE IN THE SKY

The commander is in England.
The drone pilot is in America.
the terrorist is in Kenya.
And the authority to strike is up in the air.

Welcome to the new front line!

 

 

The PD-100 Black Hornet is a nano UAV developed by Prox Dynamics. The Black Hornet offers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to armed forces in mission critical operations. The UAV gives access to remote locations and provides situational awareness on the battle field.The Black Hornet has been deployed in Afghanistan to meet the surveillance requirements of the UK Armed Forces. The UAV is also in service with the security forces of several other countries.

 

 

Palm-size Drones Buzz Over Battlefield

Nano UAV    PD-100 Black Hornet PRS

 

 

 

Drones Are Coming: ‘All Sensors Are Peeping Toms’

Via: CBS News

Drones Over America     Morley Safer is the correspondent

Will The skies of the future be filled with bussing drones?

Morley Safer: The issue that really comes to mind is the issue of privacy. I mean, these machines are all Peeping Toms.

Missy Cummings: All sensors are Peeping Toms. And so anything that you have that’s electronic is a Peeping Tom. I would say probably your greatest privacy invasion is your cell phone, if not your Facebook account. Yes, there are potentially flying cameras everywhere, except that in many cities there are cameras everywhere.   (source)

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Raffaello D’Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

Via: ted

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.

Roboticist Raffaello D’Andrea explores the possibilities of autonomous technology by collaborating with artists, architects and engineers.

 

 

 

Raffaello D’Andrea quote:

My work is focused on the creation of systems that leverage technological innovations, scientific principles, advanced mathematics, algorithms, and the art of design in unprecedented ways, with an emphasis on advanced motion control.

By their very nature, these creations require a team to realize. Many are enabled by the research I conduct with my graduate students. Many are also the fruit of collaborations with architects, entrepreneurs, and artists.

My hope is that these creations inspire us to rethink what role technology should have in shaping our future.”

 

Dynamic Works – Highlights from Raffaello D’Andrea on Vimeo.

Website:  Raffaello D’Andrea – Dynamic Works