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Tijn Dieker & Suzanne Blokland Blue Jay Eindhoven Drones have the power to extend our senses and actions. However, the real potential of drones is still subject to experimentation and exploration. Blue Jay Eindhoven is a student team that explores the potential of drones assisting people. Blue Jay focuses on autonomous drones that can cooperate with humans in a safe, interactive, and helpful way. Every component of the drones Blue Jay develops is designed with

15 April 2019

Blue Jay on Edge!

From smart home devices to your social media feed, artificial intelligence is impacting our lives constantly. With Sophia becoming the first AI robot to receive an international visa, it is about time for everyone to have an AI assistant! Student team Blue Jay Eindhoven, with a vision to make your future drone assistant, is attempting to incorporate intelligence in its autonomous drones. The team’s drone, which is named Blue Jay, has been built to look

31 January 2019

Basics of Technology #1

Ultra-Wideband positioning: How does the drone know where it is? Welcome to the first Basics of Technology article! In this series, we show readers all the technologies that Blue Jay needs to function, and how they work. In this post, we will show you how Blue Jay uses Ultra-Wideband to determine her position. We have received the Ultra-Wideband system from Vention spin-off Focus. By Thijs Jenneskens, Lead Software Engineer at Blue Jay Eindhoven ‘Wall-hugging’ prevention
While it’s not yet possible to fabricate electrical components like motors, sensors or even electronics using 3D printing, it’s entirely possible to 3D print drone parts like the frame, landing gear, and propellers. And these are usually the parts that break easily. Which makes 3D printing the perfect solution for them. What is the benefit of 3D printed drone parts? If you’re not an experienced RC pilot, crashing and breaking parts of your aerial vehicle
  “I may be more experienced, but these young people come with fresh ideas. We learn from each other.” Foto: Bram Saeys TU/e Take a team of smart students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with a vision to develop an autonomous drone that adds real value in healthcare andrelated fields, make them aware of the ever-present threat of children drowning in swimming pools and you’ve got a challenge to get passionate about. Despite