Robotics/UAV

Drones, Droids and Robots

The Australian Federal Government’s ‘National Innovation and Science Agenda’ was hosting the school theme of  ‘Drones, Droids and Robots’ last month. The aim of this theme is to ‘embrace [in schools] … real-world application of autonomous technologies in areas including agriculture, mining, manufacturing, medicine and space and deep ocean exploration’. A

Business Ideas for Drone Startups

About two years ago I put together a list of problems/business ideas that I thought really needed solving. This was a really popular story and still receives a lot of Google traffic. Lot’s of people looking for interesting problems to solve. I see a lot of pitches either via email or in

UAV Challenge Mission Complete Team SWFA Drops Water to Outback Joe

Moments after I pressed the publish key on the last post Outback Joe is in Deep Shit, word came through that these two young brothers Ben & Daniel Dyer have managed to get their aircraft into the search zone, find Outback Joe and successfully drop him a 500ml bottle of

Looks Like Outback Joe Is In Deep Shit – UAV Challenge Day 3

Yesterday was the first day of flying for the UAV Challenge. After seeing six teams launch or attempt to launch

UAV Outback Challenge – Brisbane UAV – Total Destruction Before & After Photos

I mentioned Jaimyn Mayer the Student from Brisbane in the previous post. What a champion. I really felt for him, his UAV appeared to lose radio communication during the scrutineering flight and then his aircraft terminated its flight like they are supposed to. Unfortunately his aircraft was a complete write off

UAV Outback Challenge – This week is UAV Week

This week Im off to the temporary UAV Capital of the world Kingaroy in Queensland Australia. In a moment of