JPL Pits Human Against AI in Drone Race, But Who Wins? – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/jpl-pits-human-against-ai-in-drone-race-but-who-wins-1724472/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleResearchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently conducted the ultimate test of artificial versus human intelligence: drone racing. JPL capped off two years of drone autonomy research (funded by Google) with an October competition between their AI and world-class pilot Ken Loo.
Drone With Event Camera Takes First Autonomous Flight – IEEE Spectrumhttps://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/drones/drone-with-event-camera-takes-first-autonomous-flightInspired by insect eyes, this camera helps drones move fast and reliably. Event cameras work differently than conventional ones. Instead of recording what a scene looks like, event cameras record how a scene changes. Point them at a scene that isn’t moving and they won’t show you anything. But as soon as there’s motion, event cameras show you just that motion on a per-pixel basis and at a very high refresh rate
This Timelapse Was Made by Flying a Drone in Giant Circleshttps://petapixel.com/2017/11/13/timelapse-made-flying-drone-giant-circles/Need a dose of inspiration for your aerial drone imagery? This 3-minute film of drone footage from Hong Kong-based production company Visual Suspect will provide it. It was shot by fixing the drone’s camera on a landmark while the drone flies around it in giant orbits, and the result is mesmerizing.
Herrera Bladeless Drone | Uncratehttps://uncrate.com/article/herrera-bladeless-drone/Winner of a 2016 Red Dot Design Concept award, the Bladeless Drone from Mexico’s Edgar Herrera takes on the two biggest problems with traditional drones: blades and the noise they create. By using a series of air ducts and vents, it achieves flight without the dangers posed by exposed blades. The main central propeller supports take-off and landing, while the two forward propellers and rear propeller control direction by rotating 20 degrees front-to-back and clockwise or counter-clockwise, respectively, changing their orientation based on the amount on headwind received.
Drone Light Shows Are Making an Impact | Drone360 Magazinehttp://drone360mag.com/video/2017/04/drone-light-shows-are-making-an-impactFrom Coachella to Cirque du Soleil, drones are making a big impact in entertainment. These two new drone concepts will help bring “dronetertainment” to the masses — one LED-laden quadcopter at a time.
Drone Video Captures the Best of Los Angeles | Creative Planet Networkhttp://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/shoot/drone-video-captures-best-los-angeles/618264It may be titled “24 Hours in Los Angeles” but drone pilot Michael Izquierdo and camera operator Caleb des Cognets of Beverly Hills Aerials actually spent three months stalking around Los Angeles to capture the two-and-a-half-minute drone video.