Burning Man—the annual bacchanalian summer festival on the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert—is well known for touting the arts and experimental living. It’s also gaining a reputation as a hotbed of early technology adopters, like the temporary village of sustainable engineering we profiled last year.
This year, the hot technology was personal drones—remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. The craft, which included fixed-wing planes and multicopters, were typically equipped with stabilizers, GPS, and first-person view systems. These enabled precision maneuvering while allowing the operator to see from the UAV’s point of view [Read More]
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