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Chris Anderson: Making Drones at a Fraction of the Price

Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/05/20/Wireds_Chris_Anderson_Autonomous_Quadcopter_Drones

Wired’s Chris Anderson details cheap open source technologies that enable makers to turn any vehicle into an autopilot drone.

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Learn how to create a flying robot with an open source Arduino-compatible flight controller. This talk will cover basic autonomous flight, as well as using advanced sensors for navigation and mission planning. We’ll focus on quadcopters and hexacopters, but also include autonomous planes and rovers.

Chris Anderson is editor in chief of WIRED magazine, a position he’s held since 2001. Anderson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price.

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