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Using AirSim to train an autonomous racing drone

Using AirSim to train an autonomous racing drone

Very cool research from Microsoft on using their AirSim simulators to train racing drones for the real world: Humans subconsciously use perception-action loops to do just about everything, from walking down a crowded sidewalk to scoring a goal in a community soccer league. Perception-action loops—using sensory input to decide on appropriate action in a continuous real time loop —are at ...

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Microsoft releases Pixhawk-based autonomous soaring drone code

Microsoft releases Pixhawk-based autonomous soaring drone code

From Microsoft Research: The past few years have seen tremendous progress in reinforcement learning (RL). From complex games to robotic object manipulation, RL has qualitatively advanced the state of the art. However, modern RL techniques require a lot for success: a largely deterministic stationary environment, an accurate resettable simulator in which mistakes – and especially their consequences – are limited ...

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Using Autonomous Drones for Inventory Counting in Warehouses

Using Autonomous Drones for Inventory Counting in Warehouses

Cycle counting of warehouse inventory, a labor intensive but high-value business activity, can now be done aerially, automatically and intelligently. FlytWare, an autonomous drone solution for indoor operations, is designed to be deployed for pallet and case reserve counts; be it freight forwarding sites, cargo storage facilities, and warehouses — or — DCs, fulfillment centers and retail stores. Traditional warehouses are ...

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Robot v. Robot: Autonomous Drone Racing Comes to Orlando

Robot v. Robot: Autonomous Drone Racing Comes to Orlando

Orlando is famous for the Magic Kingdom. So, it’s fitting that a magical melding of autonomous AI and drone racing will soon burst into the Florida metropolis. The Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing circuit soars into the Addition Financial Arena Tuesday, Oct. 8. The series is the peak of the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge – a partnership between the Drone Racing ...

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Autonomous Precision Landing for DJI Mavic and Phantom Series

Autonomous Precision Landing for DJI Mavic and Phantom Series

FlytBase releases autonomous precision landing for DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom, Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro (V2) and other prosumer-grade drones. Professional users of prosumer-grade UAVs can now hover and land their drones precisely – for drone-in-a-box, autonomous charging, indoor operations, remote inspection missions, and many other commercial use-cases. Precision landing i.e. the ability to accurately land a ...

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Autonomous Drone Flight Over Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Autonomous Drone Flight Over Trans-Alaska Pipeline

FOX, Alaska — August 2, 2019 Echodyne, Iris Automation and Skyfront ensure safety of first ever BVLOS flight without human observers conducted by University of Alaska Fairbanks’ UAS IPP team Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced today that its EchoGuard airspace management radars were the ground-based sensor for the first-ever UAS mission to ...

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White Paper on Warehouse Transformation using Autonomous Drones

White Paper on Warehouse Transformation using Autonomous Drones

We had recently released a white paper highlighting the role of autonomous drones in the digital transformation of warehouses. Driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits, warehouses across the world are adopting technologies such as Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Drones are playing a central role in the intelligent automation of warehouse operations — given their ability to fly & ...

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Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS

Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS

As part of a Google Summer Of Code (GSOC). I have the privilege to Mentor a talented PhD Student of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, named Thien Nguyen. Since the beginning of this project , Thien has delivered a series of Labs to serve not only as milestones for the project but also a step-by-step guideline for anyone who wishes ...

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