This project will explore the limits of small drone (quadcopter, maple seed) observations for environmental and archeological survey and other applications.
Researching... See links below.
Check out A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors and Ars Electronica work
UW-Whitewater sophomore launches quadcopter company http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2013-06-quadcopter
http://iopscience.iop.org/1741-2552/10/4/046003/article - Quadcopter control in three-dimensional space using a noninvasive motor imagery-based brain–computer interface
"Imagine a cheap, tiny, hovering aerial drone capable of being launched with the flick of a person’s wrist and able to provide manipulable 360-degree surveillance views.
It’s real, it’s inspired by maple seeds, and the company behind it, Lockheed Martin, envisions a future in which swarms of the new drones can be deployed at a fraction of the cost and with greater capabilities than drones being used today by the military and other agencies. "
The Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program is developing an extremely small, ultra lightweight air vehicle system (less than 15 centimeters and less than 20 grams) with the potential to perform indoor and outdoor military missions. NAV is exploring novel, flapping wing and other configurations to provide warfighters with unprecedented capability during urban operations.
Companies marketing do-it-yourself drones
A table of commercial and DIY multicoptors
Intro to quadcopter
Parrot AR drone - streams HD video to your iPhone
Class at Berkeley in drones using Parrot: Is tacocopter.com around the corner?
The students are doing open source software development for drones
Dronelab scripts: https://github.com/davelester/Drone-Lab-Scripts
Nodecoptor hacking http://summerofdrones.com/
Aerial film rig
Fixed wing 45 minute flight time, 2d mapping http://www.sensefly.com/drones/ebee.html
Research grade copters with instrumentation for survey and sensing (e.g. LIDAR)
- Autonomous Aerial Navigation in Confined Indoor Environments
A class in Visual Navigation for Flying Robots
OK, more fun, lights and mirrors: Quadrotor Show
Add your name here to participate:
- Duncan Carlsmith
- Ayah Almousa
- Ahmed Saif
- Felipe Gutierrez