DJI MG1 Drone

DJI gets serious about drones with its new $15,000 MG-1 for agriculturists

 

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Original Source: Thenextweb  by ABHIMANYU GHOSHAL | 28-11-2015

Most drones sold today are designed for recreational use: flying it around your backyard or shooting videos of your outdoor adventures. But it’s not all fun and games. DJI has entered agricultural airspace with its new Agras MG-1, a $15,000 crop sprayer.

The Chinese manufacturer’s latest offering is designed to spray pesticides on crops from its 2.6-gallon tank. The eight-rotor drone can fly for about 12 minutes on a single charge. DJI says it can spray between seven and 10 acres of farmland per hour, depending on the terrain it has to cover. Of course, that doesn’t count the time it takes to charge its batteries.

In addition, the MG-1 is dust-resistant and contains a cooling system to keep its internals in good shape and extend the drone’s life. Best of all, it can be set to cover a pre-defined area automatically.

Pre-orders for the MG-1 start today in China, and soon in South Korea and other markets. Continue reading

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Qualcomm snapdragon flight seems promising to disrupt the drone market

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Original Source: Fast Company By   | no date

 

 

Qualcomm, the world’s leading developer of chips for smartphones, today unveiled a platform for consumer drones that it says can make the flying vehicles lighter and less complex while supporting the camera functionality of the most sophisticated offerings on the market today.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight (which gets its name from Qualcomm’s premium tier Snapdragon 801 processor) is the reference platform developed over the last six months by the San Diego-based chip giant’s research and development lab, and features support for a 4K camera for video, two cameras for depth, and a fourth camera for indoor stabilization, Fast Company has learned.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight

In short, Qualcomm says it has created the basis for the world’s smallest flying 4K cameras, capable of 1080p video at 60 frames per second, drones that are in their entirety lighter than the gimbals on many existing drones with 4K cameras.

The first known customer is Yuneec, a Chinese rival to drone industry giant DJI. Continue reading

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Great documentary on the rise of the 3D printing industry

A great documentary and must watch if interested in upcoming technology and rapid developing new industries. To see more on 3d printing follow my Altivate account on twitter or read my daily curated paper.li on 3D Printing; The 3Dprinting Daily.

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Print the Legend, the newest Netflix Original Documentary, is a story of innovation and technology, of controversy and change. For the first time in history, the building of an industry and its inevitable social upheaval has been filmed. The result is Print the Legend, a documentary which chronicles the race to bring 3D printing to the forefront of society. It’s a compelling look at an industry in the midst of its “Macintosh Moment,” chronicling the infinite and unlimited potential of 3D printing… as well as the dark possibilities that could lie underneath. Continue reading

Vijay Kumar on precision farming

The future of flying robots and precision farming

A great showcase on the development in drones and showcase of the teams development in precision farming techniques.

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At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming, in which swarms of robots map, reconstruct and analyze every plant and piece of fruit in an orchard, providing vital information to farmers that can help improve yields and make water management smarter.

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Autodesk Invests in Skycatch To Evolve Construction Technology

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Original Source: Skycatch By Casey Stokely | Nov 11, 2015 

At Skycatch, we believe in the power of collaboration. We know that powerful visions often inspire strong partnerships that lead to some of the world’s most remarkable innovations.

We’re thrilled to announce a new relationship with Autodesk, a leader in design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building, and media & entertainment industries. For more than 30 years, Autodesk has been creating innovative technology that has transformed the AEC industry, and we’re honored to welcome Autodesk as investors in our $25M series b round, and as allies in accelerating breakthrough innovations in the industry. Continue reading