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November 2010 Blog Posts (8)

More work on Kinect + ROS: now using multiple Kinects



An update from the ROS team at Willow Garage: "We thought we'd make a quick video to show some of what's going on at Willow Garage with the Kinect. We've added features like multi-camera support and control of the…
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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 27, 2010 at 6:11pm — No Comments

STM32 Now Features 512KB Flash

The venerable STM32 line of processors, featuring the ARM CORTEX-M3 core, have now been extended to include up to 512KB of flash memory on-board! That's a huge bonus for those Nav/AutoPilot projects that want to feature a lot of code!








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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 27, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

TEL Mega Tricopter





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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 10, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

ArduIMU quadcopter part III

Hi all, I have a new drone in the family...

This tiny drone is able to do completely automatic flights, it can perform altitude hold (based on sonar sensor) and obstacle avoiding based on IR distance sensors (you could see the "black stange eyes" on the photo). It´s your…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 9, 2010 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

First Acro Test with Arducopter MP Quadfox V3

European FoxTeam are doing the first test of Quadfox in Acro mode. We're doing some looping. The Quad Pilot is Giuseppe D'Angelo FoxTeam member the Father of HG3 .

In the video He explain how is possible to do looping with QuadFox v3 . At the end of looping for stabilize Quad he use switch to put quad in stable mode.

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Roberto Navoni…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 8, 2010 at 1:12am — No Comments

Quadcopter . . . On The Moon!



Known as the Terrestrial Artificial Lunar and Reduced Gravity Simulator, or Talaris, the three-foot-wide vehicle is a smaller version of a hopper that would be used in space. It is designed to go about 20 meters per hop; space-based hoppers might cover tens of kilometers--or possibly more--in a single bound. The team that built…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 4, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Laser Powered Quadrotor Sets New Aviation Record



From Xconomy: "A couple of startup companies set a world aviation record last night.


But they were pretty low-key about it. As I walked into the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, WA, a half hour north of Seattle, I saw little activity. It was after hours, and the…
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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

125 milligram optical flow sensor "TinyTam"













As an exercise in size reduction, we have prototyped a complete optical flow sensor in a 125 milligram and 7mm x 7mm package. This mass includes optics, image sensing, and all processing. Below is a video and two close-up photographs. In the video, note the green vector indicating measured optical flow as a result of image motion.



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Added by Roberto Navoni on November 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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