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JB commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"One other thing I just realized that it lacks is a camera CSI input. It's will be USB camera only."
7 hours ago
JB commented on Rick Yonika's blog post Google wing, NASA greased lightning, move over....
"@LD I must admit I haven't actually thought much about the efficiency of the different control methods before but I'd imagine that thrust vectoring using the tilt servos is actually more efficient than modulating thrust from a static…"
13 hours ago
JB commented on Rick Yonika's blog post Google wing, NASA greased lightning, move over....
"Rick No problems. We've been pondering these challenges for a while, and most of our experience is from optimizing quadplane performance, which are subject to the same dynamics.  LD If I may intrude on the question. The wing allows for…"
15 hours ago
JB commented on Rick Yonika's blog post Google wing, NASA greased lightning, move over....
"Hi Rick In my opinion the propulsion weight is not as important a factor as getting the right prop size and pitch for efficient forward thrust. We get 1.7kg of thrust from 35g motors. and around 1kg from 18g motors, so there's plenty of…"
19 hours ago
JB commented on Rick Yonika's blog post Google wing, NASA greased lightning, move over....
"Looks interesting  and something similar we've been working on for a few years. It's just missing an extra hover lift prop and then you can optimise the forward motors for forward flight, speed and range, because they are no longer…"
yesterday
JB commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"It does have 2x PRU and a Core M3 MCU as well, so maybe it's time to port APM to one of them to free up the A8 CPU for imaging/video? Gary for more APM info have a look here and foolow the links to Mirko's…"
Friday
JB commented on Dustin Franklin's blog post NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Delivers Twice the Intelligence to the Edge
"Overall I liked the TX1. But is the TX2 backwards compatible with TX1 boards like the J120 from Auvidea, or will it need a new carrier?"
Mar 9
JB commented on Hugues's blog post X-UAV “Clouds” maiden flight - full auto take-off - Arduplane 3.7
"Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Quadplane it! ;-) "
Mar 9
JB commented on JB's blog post UAV Challenge - Medical Express 2018
"Hey Adam I'm also in Australia but on the other side in WA. We've been to the competition a few times now and there's quite a bit to learn and to achieve in a short amount of time, in order to make it there through the deliverable…"
Mar 7
Adam Kelly commented on JB's blog post UAV Challenge - Medical Express 2018
"I'd like to get in touch with any Australia (preferably Victoria) based folks with experience in the UAV Challenge with a view to putting a team together. Really looking for help with the process of getting deliverables together, understanding…"
Mar 6
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Mar 6
JB commented on Laser Developer's blog post DIY LiDAR scanner using the LW20 and a digital servo
"Thx for the info LD. Will have to budget for a LW20 then! I think all technology can be improved with convergence. I was pretty sure you had already tried it. :-) Are you thinking of using an optical gimbal (or MEMS) in future products? With the…"
Feb 22
JB commented on Laser Developer's blog post DIY LiDAR scanner using the LW20 and a digital servo
"Great stuff LD. Might need to give this a try. Is it possible to do the same with a SF11 model? Also would mounting a 9axis sensor on the LW20 help with scanning accuracy/tuning?"
Feb 21
JB commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Land-o-Lakes ag drone challenge with $150,000 prize
"Interesting that it is not an idea harvesting competition, although they are calling dibs on the first right to purchase the IP from the competitor. (which isn't really a negative - unlike the Local Motors one)  If I'm reading it…"
Feb 18
JB commented on Wayne Rochat's blog post Australia's CASA teams up with Drone Complier to develop their official "Can I fly there" drone app.
"Nice! That's forward thinking. Why not make compliance fun and easy? Maybe they can add weather and recommended spots to fly as well? Could even expand to app based ADSB type tracking of UAV's. "
Feb 11
JB commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post ArduPilot on the CL84 TiltWing VTOL
"Hey James. Nice! I'd be interested in trying it if I may. Can you link to the fork please? I'm looking at a small custom airframe, sub 1kg, with a lift body, so I'm hoping for fairly small high aspect ratio wing area that should be…"
Jan 27

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UAV Challenge - Medical Express 2018

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

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Here we go again!

Same place, same time in 2018, and mostly the same rules!

The main differences to last years event are:

  • 3 separate prizes depending on level of achievement
    • $25,000 for completing the mission with the highest points 
    • $25,000 for using type 2 autonomy (now being redefined as "no controller/user interference, but with constant comms link to controller)
    •  $25,000 to avoid Dynamic No Fly Zones (details…
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UAV Challenge Medical Express rules have been released.

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 7:00pm 72 Comments



The UAV Challenge Medical Express rules have been released.

The Mission for 2016:

"Outback Joe is at his property in remote Queensland, Australia and has been feeling unwell. He has had a remote consultation…

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