Topic: 3d robotics

Why developers should care about the drone industry

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Drones are being used to help agriculture, videography, journalism, building inspections, and search-and-rescue missions. But it isn’t just this new piece of technology and hardware that is bringing new opportunities to these industries—it’s software. “The drones are not interesting by themselves; what is interesting … continue reading

Companies to Watch in 2016

Technology is advancing at a pace recently described as “frankly ridiculous” by IBM Fellow Jason McGee, who also is vice president and CTO of IBM’s Cloud Foundation Services. These advances affect how we get information, interact with our devices, make decisions, and even modify how we work. They also leave behind a long tail of … continue reading

The future of drones means drones combined with anything

2015 has been a big year for drones. For some, this year marks the year of drones, but for Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones, 2016 will be the year the industry’s innovation really takes off. According to Anderson, who spoke at the grand keynote for InterDrone, the International Drone … continue reading

3D Robotics releases a free and open-source drone application development platform

3D Robotics (3DR) wants to make it easy for developers to add custom features or create applications for their drones. The company has unveiled a free and open-source drone app development platform. DroneKit is the company’s API for drone app development, designed to provide a platform for developers to create Web-based drone apps. “Unlike other … continue reading

3D Robotics open-sources drone flight control code

Drone development has made huge advances recently, but once the drones get off the ground, users need to be able to fly, control and track them. Drone maker 3D Robotics has announced it has open-sourced its Tower flight control app for drones. The application not only provides users with a feature-rich flight experience, but the … continue reading

Linux launches open-source platform for drones

The Linux Foundation, along with leading technology companies, has launched an open-source software initiative for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The Dronecode Project is designed to bring resources and tools to developers in order to help them innovate and advance affordable and reliable drones. “Open-source software and collaborative development are advancing technologies in the hottest, most … continue reading

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