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June 30, 2015

Drones: Links And Resources (3)

Filed under: Drones, Links, Robotics — ajlopez @ 10:16 am

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Writing Your First AR Drone NodeJS Program! – Hacking Drones
http://drones.johnback.us/blog/2013/01/28/writing-your-first-ar-drone-plus-nodejs-program/

Drone Games – A NodeCopter style programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript
http://dronegames.co/

Programming drones in C# | Paolo Brocco Works
http://www.pbworks.net/programming-drones-in-c-sharp/

Robot App Store | Knowledge-Base | How to Program ARDrone Remotely Over WIFI
http://www.robotappstore.com/Knowledge-Base/How-to-Program-ARDrone-Remotely-Over-WIFI/96.html

Hacking Drones
http://drones.johnback.us/

DJI – The World Leader in Camera Drones/Quadcopters for Aerial Photography
http://www.dji.com/

How I Accidentally Kickstarted the Domestic Drone Boom | WIRED
http://www.wired.com/2012/06/ff_drones/

Obama’s Drone War – The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/unblinking-stare

Tickle: Visual programming for Rolling Spider MiniDrone on your iPad! – Parrot news | Parrot news
http://blog.parrot.com/2015/03/23/learn-visual-programming-rolling-spider/

Drone sobre caverna inexplorada en Vietnam | Orgullo Nerd
http://www.orgullonerd.com/drone-sobre-caverna-inexplorada-en-vietnam/

The loneliness of the long-distance drone pilot
http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/11553/air-force-drone-pilot-problem/?tw=dd

Hacker Guide
http://nodecopter.com/hack

PIXHAWK Research Project – ETH PIXHAWK: MAV Computer Vision
https://pixhawk.ethz.ch/

APM | Open source autopilot
http://ardupilot.com/

arduleader/thirdparty at master · geeksville/arduleader
https://github.com/geeksville/arduleader/tree/master/thirdparty

wiseman/turboshrimp
https://github.com/wiseman/turboshrimp

My Links
http://delicious.com/ajlopez/drone

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
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June 29, 2015

Drones: Links And Resources (2)

Filed under: Drones, Links, Robotics — ajlopez @ 11:11 am

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AR.Drone 2.0. Parrot new wi-fi quadricopter – AR.Drone.com – HD Camera – Civil drone – Parrot
http://ardrone2.parrot.com/

gigasquid/clj-drone
https://github.com/gigasquid/clj-drone

OSCON 2013: Carin Meier, “The Joy of Flying Robots with Clojure” – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty9QDqV-_Ak&html5=1

mavlink – ROS Wiki
http://wiki.ros.org/mavlink

Field Reordering and CRC Extra Calculation – QGroundControl GCS
http://qgroundcontrol.org/mavlink/crc_extra_calculation

MAVLink Micro Air Vehicle Communication Protocol – QGroundControl GCS
http://qgroundcontrol.org/mavlink/start

mavlink/mavlink
https://github.com/mavlink/mavlink/

Parrot AR.Drone – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrot_AR.Drone

MAVLink – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAVLink

IEEE Xplore Abstract – Path planning and Ground Control Station simulator for UAV
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6496845&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6496845

DroneAPI Tutorial | Developer
http://dev.ardupilot.com/wiki/droneapi-tutorial/

Augmented reality display of air traffic for amateur drones — Lemondronor
http://lemondronor.com/blog/indexphp/2013/5/augmented-reality-display-of-air-traffic-for-drones

Cheap ADS-B on amateur drones — Lemondronor
http://lemondronor.com/blog/indexphp/2013/4/cheap-ads-b-on-amateur-drones

My Links
http://delicious.com/ajlopez/drone

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com/
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

June 26, 2015

Drones: Links and Resources (1)

Filed under: Drones, Links, Robotics — ajlopez @ 10:44 am

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AR.Drone voice control – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBa11gdbeU

Announcing Dronecode: Expanding the Architecture of Participation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles | Linux.com
http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/167-amanda-mcpherson/791452-announcing-dronecode-expanding-the-architecture-of-participation-for-unmanned-aerial-vehicles

Linux Foundation Presents Dronecode Project – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5n7iG_XK-Q

Home | Dronecode
https://www.dronecode.org/

Con los drones, la ciencia ficción llegó para monitorear los cultivos – 28.06.2014 – lanacion.com
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1705025-con-los-drones-la-ciencia-ficcion-llego-para-monitorear-los-cultivos

Robots, JavaScript, and Drones: Welcome to the Hardware Revolution – Julia Grace – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_MrdP8fTaI

Just a Drone Taking a Dog for a Walk, NBD
http://mashable.com/2014/05/22/drone-walking-a-dog/

Segu-Info: Un argentino demuestra que los semáforos se pueden hackear
http://blog.segu-info.com.ar/2014/05/un-argentino-demuestra-que-los.html#axzz31VHbaVVI

Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer
http://www.gizmag.com/flying-3d-printer-robot/31975/

Darpa Turns Aging Surveillance Drones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots | Danger Room | WIRED
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/drones-mobile-hotspots/

Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace – Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-buys-drone-company-titan-aerospace-2014-4

Google Bought a Drone Company, Which Isn’t At All Creepy, Nope
http://gizmodo.com/google-buys-startup-drone-company-1563071529

The NodeCopter – Programming flying robots with node.js
http://nodecopter.com/

7 Industries Drones Are Set to Revolutionize
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-industries-drones-set-revolutionize/

Keynote – artoo.io – Ron Evans – LA Ruby Conference 2013
http://confreaks.com/videos/2315-larubyconf2013-keynote-artoo-io

The Drones of the Future Won’t Kill, They’ll Take Selfies | Wired Design | Wired.com
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/11/the-drones-of-the-future-wont-kill-theyll-take-selfies/

‘Drone It Yourself’ Lets You Create a Drone from Any Object
http://mashable.com/2013/07/06/drone-it-yourself/

DIY Drones
http://diydrones.com/

My Links
http://delicious.com/ajlopez/drone

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

June 18, 2010

A Robot that Plays Pool

Filed under: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics — ajlopez @ 10:13 am

Thanks to a tweet from @CReport, I found this video: a robot that plays pool:

It’s the creation of Willow Garage. Its motto: delivering open source robotics.

The team behind this achievement is PoolShark. They use a robot named PR2. The team work began at Monday June 7th, they train the robot to play, and the next Friday PR2 began making shots. Impressive! They use an open source library FastFiz to simulate the pool physics.

You can read more about this advance at:

The PR2 Plays Pool

I read:

The Poolshark team dealt with numerous technical challenges throughout the week: engineering a special grip and bridge so the PR2 could hold the cue, a ball detector, table localization, visualizations and input tools, shot selector, and more

It’s interesting to put a robot in a real world challenge. Using that approach, we should solve problems like: diffuse input, lack of accuracy, real-time response calculation, light problems, etc…

There is another video, from 2009, about the results of intern work on PR2:

More info at:

Intern PR2 Challenge 2009

Note that one of the Advisory Board was Larry Page, from Google. There is a description of PR2 Beta Program

The training of the robot looks promising. Great job!

More videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/WillowGaragevideo. Info about Willow Garage robots: http://www.willowgarage.com/pages/robots

Angel “Java” Lopez
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