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[Haitus ended -sorry for the lull]. An interesting use of an Oculus Rift to control a drone.

prostheticknowledge:

OculusDrone

Hacking experiment from Diego Araos in controlling a camera-mounted ParrotAR drone with an Oculus Rift and head tracking - video embedded below:

Integrated Oculus Rift head tracking and video feed with the AR Drone to make a head motion controller. It’s really fun and latency very low.

This project is open source and a fork of another of my projects drone-swarm (to control several AR Drones within one network)

Source code can be found at GitHub here

(via we-are-star-stuff)

Drones to airlift vehicles.

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million “Phase 3” process, which means Lockheed is finalizing its design before building a working prototype. (via The Verge)

A look at the Predator drone in action.

robotcosmonaut:

Predator

Wow! A drone trade fair is definitely something worth seeing!

losttechnology:

Highlights from the World's Largest Drone Fair

Defense industry specialists circled up in Washington this week for the three-day-long trade fair of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. In other words, a bunch of guys with a lot of money just got together for a giant drone show. It’s actually the world’s largest. And here are its wares…via Gizmodo http://bit.ly/17uRJpC

These steerable paper planes are intended as cheap sensory UAVs.

losttechnology:

Steerable Paper Airplanes Put Your Harassment Right On Target

Technically, this steerable paper airplane wasn’t designed for making pinpoint attacks on a teacher or college lecturer—more as a highly affordable unmanned aerial vehicle that could be used to blanket a given area with cheap sensors. But clearly the researchers at Queensland University of Technology haven’t realized the full potential of their creation.

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via Gizmodo http://bit.ly/12SGN21

X-47B Completes its First Carrier-based Arrested Landing (by U.S. Navy)