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Algorithm controls team of drones

Algorithm controls team of drones

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new algorithm with the ability to control drone swarms. It is a planning algorithm that takes stationary as well as moving obstacles into account. "The algorithm is for mission control, and it...

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NASA turns to the community to handle increased air traffic

NASA turns to the community to handle increased air traffic

It is predicted that 20 years from now about 10 million manned and unmanned vehicles will crowd U.S. airspace every day. NASA has been working hard to develop a system that can handle the volume and variety of anticipated aircraft, but it can"T do it alone. As part of...

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DroneDeploy releases new volume measurement tool

DroneDeploy releases new volume measurement tool

DroneDeploy, cloud-based drone software provider, is giving users the ability to instantly compute volumes within a map from any device. The company has announced a new Volume Measurement tool as a part of its new Elevation toolbox, which aims to provide users with...

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Researchers get a drone to do donuts around obstacles

Getting drones up in the air isn"T the problem; it's what happens to the drone once it is in the air that's the problem. If you aren"T a seasoned drone operator, you may struggle to get your drones to fly around objects without hitting them, and you may even lose your...

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Researchers to test a drone traffic-management system

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, are trying to create a safe airspace for drone pilots to fly their unmanned systems with a new traffic-management system. Their research is part of NASA's Ames Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management initiative to...

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