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Conn Town Backtracks On Drone Based Covid-19 Usage

Conn Town Backtracks On Drone Based Covid-19 Usage

Conn town backtracks on drone based covid-19 usage A Conn. town backtracks on drone based covid-19 usage due to security concerns.  The town of Westport, Conn which is located 52 miles northeast of NYC, which is the current epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak in the US, has announced that it has scrapped plans to use drone technology to detect fevers ...

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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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XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo

XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo

Bayer and XAG has recently collaborated in Hangzhou, China to host a crop dusting drone demonstration on citrus trees. Justin Gong, Co-founder and Vice President of XAG, together with Bayer’s crop scientists and agricultural experts from China, Germany, India, and U.S., attended the joint convention. It showcased its UAS fruit tree solution based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 3D flight ...

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PX4-based tailsitter VTOL

PX4-based tailsitter VTOL

From Hackster: “Engineers at the University of Toronto have designed a fully open sourced dual-rotor tail-sitter MAV using readily available electronics and 3D-printed parts. The Phoenix drone is based on the PX4 autopilot platform, PX4 middleware, and is equipped with a Pixracer flight computer, supporting both flight control and ArduPilot’s SITL simulation. “Our open source package, available on GitHub, includes mechanical design documents, component lists, a carefully ...

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Raytheon’s Ground-Based Detect & Avoid System

Raytheon’s Ground-Based Detect & Avoid System

Raytheon’s Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system is now operational at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and will be used to test the safety and efficiency of small drone operations in the 200 square mile drone test range. “GBDAA allows drone pilots to make safe decisions about flight maneuvers beyond visual line of sight without using ground observers or ...

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