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16
Jul

The Aussie open source effort that keeps a million drones in the air

The huge progress made in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology over the last decade is thanks to one person more than any other. And he’s a complete dummy. His name is Outback Joe, a mannequin, who over the years has represented a bushwalker lost in Woop Woop and desperate for water, a worker who’s ute

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23
Feb

Yea farmer building drones

Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check the horses and cows. A qualified helicopter pilot, Mr Lording is also building Australia’s first agriculture-specific drone. ‘‘Farmers have got to look at better and more cost-effective ways to manage their properties and drones are the best way

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13
Jun

Little Ripper Lifesaver drones to help in sea rescue

Unmanned aerial drones equipped with sensors to spot sharks could soon be coming to a beach near you. Northern NSW Lifeguard co-ordinator Scott McCartney said trials of a number of drones are under way and predicts they could be flying off beaches by next season. “There’s a lot of different ones out there and they’re

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16
Feb

Lost in the forest? How a SAR drone might help you get home

Hikers often get lost when out trekking in the woods and with new emerging technology they might be guided back safely using SAR drone quadcopter navigation that uses a deep neural network. The deep neural network enables an unsupervised drone to determine the direction of a path using an on-board camera. In an article published

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12
Feb

This Spherical Rescue Drone Is Straight Out Of Star Wars

Flying drones inside burning buildings while looking for disaster survivors is incredibly hard, but it’s also one of the most promising applications of the machines. That’s why the Gimball search and rescue drone, billed as the world’s first collision-proof drone, was just awarded $US1 million in the United Arab Emirates’ Drones for Good competition.  

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