Topic: uavs

Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars on the roads, drones overhead, and robots doing human tasks. It is just the beginning of an autonomous, smart world, and it will be here sooner than we think, according to … continue reading

Intel Aero drone targets developers

Intel wants to get developers more interested in its drones. At the company’s annual Developer Forum, it announced the Aero ready-to-fly drone that specifically targets developers. “Intel’s Aero Platform is available today for developers to build their own drones,” the company wrote in a statement. The development kit is powered by Intel’s Atom quad-core processor, … continue reading

Dronecode advances its open-source platform for unmanned aerial vehicles

Drones are beginning to take off, and Dronecode wants to take off with them. The organization designed to bring resources and tools to developers announced major milestones that it said are advancing its open-source platform for drones. “From increasing member investments, to a growing, vibrant developer community, the Dronecode Project’s first year has been extremely … 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

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

DJI SDK provides tools for drone developers

As commercial drones become more and more popular, developers want to tap into this new market—and DJI wants to help them. The drone company recently announced the DJI SDK for developers to start taking advantage of drone app development. “I love this technology, enjoy flying and taking aerial photos and videos recreationally, but I firmly … continue reading

Drones for journalism

Despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) limit on commercial drone use, drone research and development is flourishing, and one industry is looking to take its research even further: journalism. CNN just recently entered into a Cooperative Research and Development agreement with the FAA in order to improve and advance efforts to use drones for newsgathering … continue reading

From the Editors: A trend that’s flying high…drones

Research firm Gartner recently released its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 that organizations can’t afford to ignore, but it missed a huge category—Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned air vehicles or unmanned systems. While one could argue that drones fall under the organization’s smart machine category, so can the Internet of … 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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