UAV

UAVs and the Cloud Create 3D Models from 2D Pics

UAVs and the Cloud Create 3D Models from 2D Pics

From a stack of aerial photographs, snapped by unmanned drones, then transformed into a patchwork that can be utilized for 3D models, the world of cloud computing just got a little higher and more accessible to the masses. (Source: EPFL). ...

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Israel Developing Flying Elephants

According to a soon to be published article in the defensenews magazine, Israel has started working on a project known as “Flying Elephants”. The futuristic unmanned aircraft is said to be huge and slow, capable of self takeoff and landing ...

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Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland developed a microaerial vehicle capable of sticking onto vertical surfaces using the mechanisms many insects use for vertical perching. A group of these MAVs could collect data from natural ...

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Orion HALL UAV

Orion HALL UAV

Aurora Flight Sciences of Manassas, Virginia is developing a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for long flights at high altitudes. The Orion HALL (High Altitude, Long Loiter) UAV will be capable of remaining in the air for over 100 ...

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Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft

Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft

NASA and the Northrop Grumman Corporation have recently unveiled a new unmanned aircraft system named Global Hawk. It is the world’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft designed for environmental science research and features unprecedented flight time and altitude capabilities. ...

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SnowGoose Bravo UAV

SnowGoose Bravo UAV

The Canadian-based company MMIST is developing a variant to the current CQ-10A unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAV), called the CQ-10B, or Bravo. The addition of a third wing kit enables the system to launch itself without the need for ground ...

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American Dynamics’ AD-150 UAV

American Dynamics’ AD-150 UAV

American Dynamics Flight Systems, a US-based company that focuses on the development of innovative aerospace and defense systems, has recently unveiled its “AD-150″ – a novel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). According to the ...

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Super Quiet UAVs on the Way

Super Quiet UAVs on the Way

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta are working on ways to reduce the noise made by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). UAVs are playing an ever increasing role in military surveillance and reconnaissance missions and these vehicles ...

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Helicopter UAV Designed for Digital Photography

Helicopter UAV Designed for Digital Photography

DraganFly Innovations of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, has created a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed specifically for remote controlled digital photography and digital video streams. The helicopter is designed to self-stabilize during flight, making it much easier to control than ...

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X-47B – First Navy Stealth UAV Ready

X-47B – First Navy Stealth UAV Ready

Northrop Grumman recently announced its stealth UAV has been successfully completed and will be ready for initial test flights in the fall of 2009. Designed under a joint program with the United States Navy, the X-47B drone will closely resemble ...

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