Topic: drones

Ford and DJI announce the drone-to-vehicle developer challenge

Drone maker DJI and automaker Ford are launching the 2016 Developer Challenge to help improve drone emergency services. The challenge will focus on drone-to-vehicle communication in order to provide a surveying system for the United Nations Development Programme to inspect inaccessible emergency zones. Developers will have to utilize Ford SYNC AppLink or OpenXC, and DJI’s … continue reading

2015: The Internet of Things takes another step

Much ink was spilled in 2015 about the Internet of Things. It’s a concept that has been bandied about for several years—remember the use case of your refrigerator letting your local grocer know when you’re out of milk? The coming together of smartphones, sensors, GPS, Bluetooth and other technologies that enable mobile interconnectivity has moved … continue reading

Inside the Robot Operating System, the robotics industry and the Open Source Robotics Foundation

Eight years ago, the Robot Operating System (ROS) project began, and since then there have been huge advancements made to the robotics industry. Robots are teaching kids to code, becoming companions, have been given X-ray vision, and even started to fly. But adding these features isn’t easy, and that is where the Robot Operating System … continue reading

DJI launches new embedded computer for drone developers

DJI is giving developers a new tool for developing drone applications. The company announced the DJI Manifold, a high-performance embedded computer designed to fly. Manifold takes advantage of DJI’s Onboard SDK and provides a user-friendly system. “With the Manifold, we are entering a new era of smarter, faster and more powerful aerial platforms,” said Michael … continue reading

Drones: The sky’s the limit

There is a new market opening up for developers to take advantage of: drones. These unmanned flying machines are quickly expanding from the realm of hobbyists and toys to commercial solutions. “[Drones] are the next mobile,” said Thomas Haun, vice president of strategy and globalization at PrecisionHawk, an aerial data solution provider. “Mobile has totally … continue reading

Apple has to clean up after its first major iOS App Store attack, Microsoft puts up money for CS education, and Google upgrades Cardboard—SD Times News Digest: Sept. 21, 2015

Apple has removed a bevy of malicious applications from its iTunes App Store today. While there is no official word on how many applications were removed, according to Reuters, Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Technology wrote on its blog that it has detected 344 tainted apps in the App Store. These apps were all infected … continue reading

Getting rid of negative drone perceptions

Drones invade our privacy. Drones kill people. Drones threaten our safety. These are all concerns the public has about the new age of drones, but these concerns are unmerited, according to Romeo Durscher, director of education at DJI, a provider of drones and quadcopters. The problem is that there are a lot of people who … 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

The battle between open-source and proprietary software for drone development

Open-source software is helping move along the drone industry with easy access to code, software, designs, and features that can be shared, modified, redistributed and implemented into developers’ applications and hardware. But proprietary software is also trying to mold the industry by providing advanced hardware and software solutions, as well as new technologies. So which … continue reading

DJI unveils new developer tools and an object avoidance system for drones

DJI is giving developers a new platform to research and test their drone applications and technology. The company announced a new quadcopter designed specifically for developers to take their hardware and software solutions to the sky. The DJI Matrice 100 (M100) provides developers everything they need to fly, without having to tune or program the … continue reading

Code Watch: Learning to be a multi-rotor hobbyist

The first thing you learn when you get into quadcopters and multi-rotors is that battery life is a huge deal. No, wait: The first thing you learn is that when talking to fellow hobbyists, instead of “drone,” you should say “quadcopter” or “multi-rotor” or “UAV” (unmanned aerial vehicle). The second thing you learn is that … continue reading

Amazon Machine Learning, Microsoft’s unified Windows 10 store, and Android Wear for iOS (maybe)—SD Times news digest: April 10, 2015

Amazon debuted a new Amazon Machine Learning service at the AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, allowing users to employ predictive modeling on large-scale data batches. Amazon Machine Learning supports binary classification, multiclass classification, and regression predictions on a customer’s data. Developers can also add code based on the service’s predictions to influence its … continue reading

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