DIY Drones Podcast (AAC)
Summary: This is a podcast for all things about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Doug Weibel and Jason Short run through the upcoming ArduPilot Mega software, including more advanced mission capabilities.
Richard Hanson, who works on the AMA's Regulatory and Governmental Affairs operations discusses upcoming FAA integration of UAVs into the National Airspace (NAS)
Doctoral candidate at Penn Daniel Mellinger published a video showing some of the most awesome maneuvers a quadrotor can do. We learn—in detail—how it works. Can you do it at home? We find out.
Sebastian Thrun takes us on a tour of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. You may know him as the guy who led Stanford's car to victory in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. We talk about autonomous cars, robotic muscles, stunt helicopters, aircraft that fly in formation to save fuel and using machine learning to build autonomous systems.
Wandering around the annual Maker Faire convention with over 600 DIY exhibits covering pretty much everything from clothing to RC battleships we found Ari Krupnik who's managed to figure out how to fly an RC helicopter (4 channels) not much more than an iPhone and a transmitter.
This episode is the second traveling podcast where Tim travels to MIT in Cambridge, MA to talk to Missy Cummings, professor and director of the Humans and Automation Lab (as well as one of the first female navy fighter pilots!).
We take you live to Doug Weibel's house on the eve of the SparkFun Electronics Autonomous Vehicle competition with a round table of both returning and new guests.
Nima Kayvan discusses airframes, advanced servos and autopilots. Check out the project http://www.projectandromeda.com.au/ and the awesome servos they are using: http://www.crustcrawler.com/motors/AX12/index.php
Krzysztof Bosak joins us in the wee hours from Poland to talk IMU-based autopilots and aerial photography.
Hear how SparkFun Electronics got started, how easily you can mass produce electronics if you're willing to be scrappy and what went down on Free Day.
Reed dives into the nitty gritty of commercial autopilots and what separates them from amateur projects.
Curtis explains some of the many uses of simulators including how a closed loop hardware-in-the-loop system works.
David Ankers and Angus Peart launch OpenPilot: an IMU-based autopilot initially aimed at quadcopters: http://openpilot.org/
Check out Tom's open source autopilot at http://gluonpilot.com/ One of the questions from the audience references this photo set of testing ArduPilot 2.5 code: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ttrueman/sets/72157623199524559/show/
Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot tells us about his vision to making gaming become reality with the AR.Drone.