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May 29th, 2012
Engineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System For UAVs

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The popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs has exploded in just a few years. That’s the result of smaller, cheaper computers that allow these vehicles to fly unaided, better radio communication systems and more efficient, lighter motors for longer flight times. As a result, UAVs are extraordinarilly capable. The flying machines available in any toyshop for a few hundred dollars would have been the envy of any UAV research team just ten years ago. Cheap UAVs may soon be able to follow cars or station keep over buildings thanks to a Department of Defense project to make autonomous flyers more capable. Read More

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