Drones

The War Against Terror and leading Drone maker DJI

Series of software updates released by DJI recently, will prevent drones made by the firm from flying over large areas of Iraq and Syria.

Implemented around airports and military airfields, geofencing areas, these devices were spotted by anti-drone specialist Kevin Finisterre from drone biz Department 13.

If a user tries to get a DJI drone to take off in a no-fly area, the drone simply will refuse this command.

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Game of Drones and Drone Party Mollerussa 2017

Drone competitions starts getting more popular in Spain in 2017. From Drone Shows in the beginning to full year tournaments in rounds spreads across the country.

We made it for the last one in Mollerussa in Catalunya.

A lot of teams, everyone dressed in their custom team jumpers and T-shirts. 3D drone frames printing. Here is the event score:

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Any Drone event is positive for this new sport hobby. Good place to exchange knowledge and ask for support. Large area for Drone track. Workshops and example of 3D DIY mini Continue reading

Insect-Inspired Microbots

bumblebee3See how scientists use high-speed videography to investigate – and learn from – the clumsy flight of the bumblebee.

What researchers at UC Davis discovered when capturing bees with high-speed video to examine their flight patterns and behaviors. Further research details the existence of the protein Reslin located at the joints of wing segments, which allow bee

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3 States Advance Privacy Legislation

www.usnews.comWhile most privacy activists have their attention on the FBI-Apple standoff, a number of states are considering important bills to help stop mass surveillance – no matter what the outcome.

In Oklahoma last week, the Senate passed a bill that would strictly limit the use of Automated license plate readers and help block a nationwide license plate tracking program.

Also in Oklahoma, the House passed a bill to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before conducting drone

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Ubuntu Core-Snappy is here. Let’s Internet of Things revolution starts now

SnappyUbuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.

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Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas

boston-dynamics-atlasA new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.

It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs. In the next video Continue reading

Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016

Min Maker FaireMaker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth Continue reading

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Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world

_DSC0117Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading

States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones

Tennessee House Bill 1456 (HB1456) sponsored by Rep. David Byrd and South Carolina House Bill 4425 (H.4425) sponsored by Rep. Wendell G. Gilliard (D-Charleston), would both ban the use of weaponized drones by persons within the state. That certainly counts as a good thing. But both pieces of legislation specifically exempt state and local law enforcement from the Continue reading

It is raining Drones ….

Photo Screenshot YoutubeDuring the World Cup slalom skiing championship on Wednesday, ski champion Marcel Hirscher was nearly hit by an out-of-control camera drone, that crashed just behind him while filming during a run. The pilot was accredited and allowed to fly the quad, but only over a corridor where no spectators were present. Continue reading

Welcome to the Internet of Drones

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UAVIA providing the most demanding businesses with connected aerial surveillance and inspection tools. Their solutions make it possible to collect and analyze aerial data in real time. Without ever leaving your desk. UAVIA’s patent pending technology opens new perspectives by enabling total autonomous Continue reading

AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab

AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab from Theodore Spyropoulos on Vimeo.

Research from the AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab exploring an architecture that is self-aware, self-structured and self-assembles. The research explores high population of mobility agents that evolve an architecture that moves beyond the fixed and finite towards a behavioural model of interactive human and machine ecologies.