Flyability joins the DARPA SubT Challenge granted team, CERBERUS, led by University of Nevada, Reno, along with international partners including ETH Zurich, University of California, Berkeley, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Ryan Rizzo is travelling across the country, documenting less-populated areas, and is on the front line of conservation drone photographer
Former Sault resident Ryan Rizzo just spent three days cutting through icebergs on a 1950s Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in the Northwest Passage.
He’s doing drone photography.
Rizzo is a participant in the Canada C3 expedition, a 150-day journey that started this spring out of Toronto.
From there, the expedition went down the St. Lawrence River, around the east coast, is currently going through the arctic, and will finish in Victoria, B.C.
It is currently on Leg 9 of the journey, travelling mostly through Canadian Arctic waters from Pond Inlet to Cambridge Bay.
Fixed-wing drones are the way to go for efficient flying, but they pose challenges for long term autonomy because of how demanding they are when it comes to takeoffs and landings. You need a nice big flat area, and usually you need infrastructure support. A drone that needs to operate for days or weeks at a time completely on its own can’t rely on either, which means you need to get creative. Continue reading
Portland, Oregon — The Freshwater Trust has partnered with Portland State University’s Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies Laboratory (SWEETLab) and Oregon State University (AIS Lab) to test how unmanned vehicle systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, can help monitor the health and growth of streamside forests.
A team of engineering professors and graduate students will spend several days flying UASs over a river restoration site in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, collecting data on forest density and species height. Continue reading
The Moxie Girls is an all-girl 6th-8th grade computer science club at Sierra Verde STEM Academy in Glendale, Arizona. This is the first year and the girls have participated in many hands-on and engaging computer science opportunities and have been able to Skype with some of the industry’s finest women, including Sally French, the Drone Girl.
Their goal is to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers, the process is truly about helping each person to develop to her whole potential Continue reading