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September 29, 2015
The Fall 2015 UAV's Imaging Subteam is making strides toward adjusting the software to stitch and analyze the pictures taken by the UAV, and making the software cross platform across windows and mac computers. The current software is capable of stitching and image, then highlights areas that...
May 4, 2015
On Wednesday April 29, 3 UAV team members participated in Flash Talks. Michael Del Valle, Eric Sosa, and Ulises Vargas presented on the progress of the team. Flash Talks is an event in which a 20-slide presentation must be completed in approximately 6 minutes. The...
April 26, 2015
On Saturday, April 11th, UC Merced hosted Bobcat Day. Thousands of prospective students and their families attended the event to learn more about the campus. Clubs and organizations tabled throughout the day to showcase the various opportunities available on campus....
April 14, 2015
The Iris+ is compatible with a gimble but only GoPro cameras can be attatched. The team decided against aquiring a GoPro since the wide angle lens would distort the images dramatically. As a result, we need to come up with a new way to attatch the camera to the UAV. We...
March 31, 2015
On March 3rd 2015 five members from the UAV team toured the Mesa Lab facilities led by Dr. Chen and PhD candidate Tiebiao Zaho. The team was able to view current and past projects, such as a 3D printed plane and the newly upgraded flight testing area. Tiebiao informed students that...
February 17, 2015
On Thursday, February 12, some of the UAV team members attended the 48th annual International Agricultural Expo in Tulare, CA. Chris Reps, Austin Stratton, Armand Kirshman, and Ulises Vargas attended the event in order to gain insight into the emergence of UAVs in the agricultural industry. They...
November 25, 2014
Patrick Thavornkant   Imaging Team Progress   Currently the imaging team has done research into analysis of crop fields. We’ve been developing a program to distinguish which parts of a given field are filled with poor crops in contrast to those with good crops. Our current...
November 25, 2014
Avery Berchek   Journalism Duty   A lot of the team members were busy this week so our meeting was not extremely busy, but a lot of work was still done. For the platform team, the budget was finalized over the past week and during the team meeting it was sent to Dr. Chen and Terry for...
November 25, 2014
Christopher Reps   Project Team Update   This past week, even though the team wasn’t able to meet, the platform sub-team has decided on a platform to use. The IRIS+, an off the shelf model, will be used to carry a camera and fly over crop fields. One of the several benefits that...
September 29, 2014
  Date of Tour SEPTEMBER 23, 2014                It was a great experience for the UAV team to visit the MESA lab at Castle Airport. Inside the lab, Dr. Chen shared...

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