News tagged with drones

Using a camera to spot and track drones

EPFL researchers have shown that a simple camera can detect and track flying drones. Plus, the lightweight, energy-efficient and inexpensive technology could be installed directly on the drones themselves and enhance safety ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Engineering
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Spectacular images thanks to an efficient algorithm

Filming of spectacular action scenes is expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. An ETH doctoral student has developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture compositions independently.

dateAug 07, 2017 in Engineering
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QUT to use drones to find and protect koalas

Queensland University of Technology will deploy drones in a high-tech effort to find and protect koalas in South East Queensland, with the State Government announcing a funding boost for koala conservation.

dateJul 25, 2017 in Ecology
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Image: Drone antenna test

This 6 m-wingspan unmanned aircraft is supported in mid-air within ESA's Hertz radio-frequency test chamber, as if suspended in flight, to check it can maintain contact with its controller through satellite links.

dateJul 05, 2017 in Engineering
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