‘IDSC Tailsitter’ flying robot performs vertical loops and easily transitions between hover and forward flight

by Robin Ritz - Courtesy of www.robohub.org Source: Robin Ritz, Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich.The IDSC Tailsitter has been designed at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, as a testbed for novel control algorithms for tailsitter vehicles. The goal of the project is to develop controllers that enable agile and...
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Autonomous vehicle’s Lego blocks take shape

As technology races ahead, government is doing its best to remove obstacles for fully autonomous vehicles to hit the road, soon: 25,000 lives depend on it. While it’s encouraging for the automotive industry that President Obama would propose a 10‑year, $4 billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe driverless vehicles, the organic...
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Open source Bluetooth low energy beacon is so simple to program and debug almost anyone can do it wirelessly from a website with JavaScript

This open source Bluetooth low energy beacon is like a development kit and finished product all in one small package that needs no wires or software Entering its last week on Kickstarter for delivery in December (campaign ends Friday August 5 at 8pm GMT) the $30 Puck.js has all the required programing and debug software...
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Jackson Labs Launches Galileo-Enabled Multi-GNSS Disciplined Oscillators

Courtesy of www.insidegnss.com A First-to-Market Galileo Update for Numerous JLT Products Allows Concurrent Operation of GPS/Glonass/BeiDou With the New Galileo Satellite Navigation System -- Improving Performance and Reliability Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc. (JLT), a designer and manufacturer GNSS, timing and frequency equipment, has announced several new products with full support for Europe’s Galileo system, including a...
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3rd Party Bluetooth low energy Modules

Courtesy of www.nordicsemi.com Save money and time on your project with a Bluetooth wireless module! Don't want or can't afford to spend big money and time to get your product through Bluetooth and Regulatory approvals? A range of module suppliers offers qualified and certified modules based on Nordic Semiconductor technology. The products presented on this...
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The Internet of Things that really matter

25th July 2016 Source: u-blox Early examples of the “potential” of the Internet of Things (IoT) patently failed to inspire enthusiasm worthy of (what has been rightly termed) the fourth industrial revolution. Prefixing everyday items with “smart” quickly became ubiquitous, with “smart” toasters and kettles negating the apparently now unacceptable effort of journeying far into...
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Could Governments spy on the Internet of Things?

By Get Connected Blog July 26, 2016 The recent leaks from Edward Snowden made it clear that security agencies around the world have theoretical access to most major software, hardware and firmware already. Could future governments set their sights on connected IoT devices such as biomedical implants? According to a recent article in Computer Weekly,...
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MTX2: UHF Narrow Band FM sub-miniature transmitter

Radiometrix has introduced a range of RF transmitters which it is offering as small-format alternatives to 12.5kHz/25kHz narrowband FM transmitters. The MTX1, MTX2, and MTX3 are four-channel transmitters operating on 120MHz-180MHz; 420MHz-470MHz; and 850MHz-950MHz respectively. They measure 23x12.5x7mm. Their transmit power is +10dBm, which the supplier says will allow for a typical usable range of...
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Connected car considerations: Industry viewpoints on standardization, safety and more

July 25, 2016  - By GPS World staff This article presents short segments from each of the four speakers on GPS World’s June Connected Car webinar, sponsored by u-blox. The one-hour webinar with presentation slides is now available on demand. Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems, Renesas Electronics In the basic V2X concept of operation, everybody...
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