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Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

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Incredible HLQ (Heavy Lift Quadcopter) by Incredible HLQ Engineering Team Thank you for taking a look at our project. We have been hard at work developing HLQ and hope that you will find it as exciting as we do. Please take a look at our video and/or continue reading to learn all about HLQ and how your support can help make the project a reality. We are a group of mechanical engineering student working on our senior project at San Jose State university in San Jose, California. The group consists of 4 members: Nick Conover, Chris Fulmer, Carlos Guerrero, and Gabriel Tellez. We each carry a specific set of skills and are cap-stoning in 2 different disciplines: Mechatronics, and Mechanical Design.

DRONES 2013 - Drone qui peut Ces deux dernières années, la prise de vues aériennes par drone RPAS est devenue très populaire auprès des réalisateurs et producteurs à la recherche de nouvelles sensations visuelles. Les techniques et les prestataires se sont développés rapidement, souvent au détriment de la qualité et de la sécurité. Ce mariage du monde de l’aéromodélisme et de l’audiovisuel a, en effet, d’abord été un terrain de jeux et d’apprentissage pour tous : les pilotes ont eu à acquérir une culture de l’image ; les professionnels de l’image ont dû faire l’apprentissage de cette nouvelle technique qui se cherche encore. Vibrations, décadrages (restabilisés en postproduction), problème de batteries et faible taux d’exploitation des rushes, ont constitué et sont encore des verrous techniques, auxquels s’ajoute, depuis avril 2012, une loi qui délimite un peu plus les conditions d’exploitation de ces multirotors, notamment pour filmer en ville, avec un public.

PlayStation Move PlayStation Move (プレイステーションムーヴ, PureiSutēshon Mūvu?) is a motion-sensing game controller platform by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), first released for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game console. Based around a handheld motion controller wand, PlayStation Move uses inertial sensors in the wand to detect its motion, and the wand's position is tracked using a PlayStation webcam (PlayStation Eye for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Camera for the PlayStation 4). Although PlayStation Move was introduced on the pre-existing PlayStation 3 console, Sony stated prior to release that it was treating Move's debut as its own major "platform launch", with an aggressive marketing campaign to support it.[7] The tagline for PlayStation Move from E3 2010 was "This Changes Everything",[8] including partnerships with Coca-Cola, as part of the "It Only Does Everything" marketing campaign which debuted with the redesigned "Slim" PlayStation 3. Hardware[edit]

Roundup/Review of all the EasyStar clones I've now had a chance to see and test virtually all the EasyStar clones out there, so this post will compare them all and make recommendations. There are a few others out there by different names, but I think most are just rebadged versions of the ones below. Bottom line: I think the HobbyKing Bixler (see below) is the best option. First, the baseline: The classic Multiplex EasyStar ($72 for basic airframe, no electronics)

Indoor positioning system An indoor positioning system (IPS) or micromapping[1] is a network of devices used to wirelessly locate objects or people inside a building.[2] Generally the products offered under this term do not comply with the International standard ISO/IEC 24730 on real-time locating systems (RTLS). There is currently no de facto standard for an IPS systems design, so deployment has been slow. Nevertheless, there are several commercial systems on the market. Instead of using satellites, an IPS relies on nearby anchors (nodes with a known position), which either actively locate tags or provide environmental context for devices to sense.[3] The localized nature of an IPS has resulted in design fragmentation, with systems making use of various optical,[4] radio,[5][6][7][8][9] or even acoustic[10] technologies. Systems design shall take into account that an unambiguous locating service will require at least three independent measures per target.

Micro H-Quadcopter by ukarmy04 This is my second revision of the micro h-quadcopter I have been designing. I've made a few modifications in order to improve the rigidity and durability of the frame. The arms are still angled outwards at 25 degrees in order to take on loads more axially in a crash. The motor holes are designed for the Turnigy 2900KV motors and the controller board posts are designed for 50mm boards with 45mm hole spacing. You can find a build log of this quadcopter on my website:

Multi-camera real-time three-dimensional tracking of multiple flying animals Abstract Automated tracking of animal movement allows analyses that would not otherwise be possible by providing great quantities of data. The additional capability of tracking in real time—with minimal latency—opens up the experimental possibility of manipulating sensory feedback, thus allowing detailed explorations of the neural basis for control of behaviour. Here, we describe a system capable of tracking the three-dimensional position and body orientation of animals such as flies and birds. 10 Electric Planes to Watch Solar Impulse, a 1-seater solar-powered plane,completed a 5695-kilometer bunny hop across the United States on 6 July. The feat deservedly got a lot of attention, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg: Electric flying has been a reality for quite some time, and it’s never been more practical. Aviation is a slow-moving industry, but the daring designers of electric aircraft have made a lot of progress recently. During the past two years, as a number of key technologies—batteries, controllers, motors, and materials—have neared maturity and become easier to source at more affordable prices, there has been a minor boom of sorts in the offering of electric drives for small planes. Because batteries still haven’t made the energy-density quantum leap that we all hoped for—gasoline’s energy density is still about 13 times that of the best lithium-ion batteries—most electric planes are self-launching gliders or motorized gliders.

Object tracking across multiple independently moving airborne cameras A camera mounted on an aerial vehicle provides an excellent means for monitoring large areas of a scene. Utilizing several such cameras on different aerial vehicles allows further flexibility, in terms of increased visual scope and in the pursuit of multiple targets. In this paper, we address the problem of tracking objects across multiple moving airborne cameras. Photogrammetry Photogrammetry is an estimative scientific method that aims at recovering the exact positions and motion pathways of designated reference points located on any moving object, on its components and in the immediately adjacent environment. Photogrammetry employs high-speed imaging and the accurate methods of remote sensing in order to detect, measure and record complex 2-D and 3-D motion fields (see also SONAR, RADAR, LiDAR etc.). Photogrammetry feeds the measurements from remote sensing and the results of imagery analysis into computational models in an attempt to successively estimate, with increasing accuracy, the actual, 3-D relative motions within the researched field. Its applications include satellite tracking of the relative positioning alterations in all Earth environments (e.g. tectonic motions etc), the research on the swimming of fish, of bird or insect flight, other relative motion processes (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing).

Optical Flow-Based Person Tracking by Multiple Cameras BibTeX @INPROCEEDINGS{Tsutsui98opticalflow-based, author = {Hideki Tsutsui and Jun Miura and Yoshiaki Shirai}, title = {Optical Flow-Based Person Tracking by Multiple Cameras}, booktitle = {Machine Vision and Applications}, year = {1998}, pages = {91--96}} Years of Citing Articles Bookmark OpenURL

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