3d robotics

  • 3D Robotics Launches DroneKit, Its API For Building Drone Apps

    3D Robotics Launches DroneKit, Its API For Building Drone Apps

    3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of DroneKit, its open-source API for writing drone apps. Because 3D Robotics has always taken a platform approach, DroneKit will work with any drone that uses its APM autopilot (and while there are quite a few of those on the market, though this won’t work with any of the popular DJI drones, for example). Read More

  • 3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

    3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

    The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its commanding position in the marketplace. As part of the funding, the drone upstart also found a new partner in Qualcomm. You know, the company that builds the chips and bits inside cell phones, because as CEO and co-founder Chris Anderson… Read More

  • 3D Robotics Opens Its Flight Control App For Drones To Developers

    3D Robotics Opens Its Flight Control App For Drones To Developers

    3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its open-source Tower flight control app for┬ádrone copters and planes on Android phones and tablets. The app gives users a few new ways to talk to their drones, but far more importantly, it offers developers a new way to build new features for drones into the app without having to reinvent the wheel by… Read More

  • Mayfield Backs Connected, Commercial Drone Maker 3D Robotics With $6M

    Mayfield Backs Connected, Commercial Drone Maker 3D Robotics With $6M

    In September, drone and aierial robotics maker 3D Robotics announced a $30 million funding round from Foundry Group, True Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and SK Ventures. Today, Mayfield Fund is announcing that it was also a part of that round, contributing $6 million to the connected, aerial vehicle platform company. Read More

  • 3D Robotics Raises $30 Million To Legitimize Aerial Drones For Business

    3D Robotics Raises $30 Million To Legitimize Aerial Drones For Business

    The very mention of the word “drone” often conjures up images of autonomous machines cruising over battlefields, but that’s far from the future 3D Robotics has in store for its own aerial machines. And thanks a recent infusion of capital, that future may be closer than you think. 3D Robotics announced earlier today that it locked up a $30 million Series B round, with a list… Read More

  • OK Glass, RIP Privacy: The Democratization Of Surveillance

    OK Glass, RIP Privacy: The Democratization Of Surveillance

    How’s this for synchronicity: Google Glass started shipping on the same week that CISPA passed the House, 3DRobotics unveiled their new site, and 4chan and Reddit pored over surveillance photos trying to crowdsource the identity of the Boston bombers. Cameras on phones. Cameras on drones. Cameras on glasses. Cameras atop stores, in ATMs, on the street, on lapels, up high in the sky. Read More