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"taco copters" Discussed on Embedded

Embedded

05:39 min | 3 months ago

"taco copters" Discussed on Embedded

"Welcome to embedded I am Ille- Co alongside Christopher White. . Today we are going to talk about professional Taco copters. . Well actually prescriptions delivered via drones in places where growth's aren't viable. . I guest is Whitney Wong from ZIP line. . Thanks for joining us. . Thank you so much for having me. . Could you tell us a bit about yourself? ? Sure. . As we said. . <unk> Hong I'm embedded software engineer at supply. . Supply is start <hes> and we make high-speed fixed-wing drones that deliver essential medical supplies around the world. . Joins a blind a year ago <hes> straight out of college, , and I actually have a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering. . Building robots sand. . Really, , excited to be here today. . We are excited to ask about drones and. . Some world travel. . But before that, we , want to do a lightning round where we ask short questions may watch for. . And if we'RE BEHAVIORAL OURSELVES WE WON'T ASK WHY. . Are you ready. . Good To to complete one project started as. . Well. . In practice <hes> I definitely start doesn't <hes> but in theory I would definitely like to compare one. . Do you have a favorite acronym. . That's a good question. . I don't actually have a favorite acronym, , but I have at least data acronym cuts new. . Okay it's it's one of those reclusive acronyms. . It's very annoying. . If, , you could teach college courses what would you like to teach? ? I took this really amazing course when I was in college <hes> called transformations in art and engineering and it combined art and engineering, , we've got to do a lot of really cool embedded. . He projects and was really free form <hes> and yeah very creative <hes>. . So I would definitely like to teach a class like that. . Drone. . Or Quad. . Copter. . I guess Quad Copter is a subset of droned. . Depending on your definition but. . Said fixed-wing. . So What is the silliest application you've seen? ? ooh. . Twenty question <hes> i. . <hes> I guess. . One of the summers <hes> for my internships. . I worked at a startup where we try to make <hes> an indoor drone. . It was basically a quad copter encompassed in a ball and it looked like the death star so. . That was pretty fun. . Cool. . Do you have a tip everyone should know. . Yeah Don't be afraid to get started <hes>. . I definitely seen many of my peers. . <hes> get really intimidated by Harvard projects <hes> coming from like same more pure software background but <hes> you know, , don't be afraid to to just like get moving in and make mistakes and learn along the way. . Okay. So . tell me about zip-line. . fixed-wing launchers. . Give us the rundown. . Yeah. . So the technology is pretty cool but it seems kind of random men and a kind of strange <hes>. . If you look at it from like today's perspective <hes>, , just watching videos online how it works is actually we have a swing drones. . They look like tiny airplanes. . They an operator assembles these drums on a launcher, , which is basically a high speed catapult. . The operators hit a button and these drones catapulted into the sky at a hundred kilometers per hour. . So these drones, , then move across the sky and <hes>. . We actually have a service radius of about eighty kilometers, , which is about fifty miles and when it reaches the final delivery site <hes>, , which is typically a hospital or health facility in any of the countries that we serve. . It will open. . It's payload doors release a package with a parachute attached to it, , and that package will guide to the ground and the local doctors who requested the order will go in retrieved package. . Are Jones will autonomously fly home and it will actually. . Do something that we referred to as a recovery, , which is essentially <hes>. . It doesn't have landing gear. . So what it does is it has a tiny centimeter long hook. . At the end of its tail boom, , and there is a big trust structure where our original like launching location is so like the recovery system is right next to that catapult launcher. . And on top of this big trust. . Will be a a line essentially like fishing line <hes> attached across this trust structure. . The line will snap up <hes> as the drone reports keep. . Yes. . Location at a sub centimeter level accuracy back to the ground station <hes>, , and it will engage with the line <unk> catch on. . So it's pretty magical looking. .

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Interview With Whitney Wang

Embedded

05:39 min | 3 months ago

Interview With Whitney Wang

"Welcome to embedded I am Ille- Co alongside Christopher White. Today we are going to talk about professional Taco copters. Well actually prescriptions delivered via drones in places where growth's aren't viable. I guest is Whitney Wong from ZIP line. Thanks for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Sure. As we said. Hong I'm embedded software engineer at supply. Supply is start and we make high-speed fixed-wing drones that deliver essential medical supplies around the world. Joins a blind a year ago straight out of college, and I actually have a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Building robots sand. Really, excited to be here today. We are excited to ask about drones and. Some world travel. But before that, we want to do a lightning round where we ask short questions may watch for. And if we'RE BEHAVIORAL OURSELVES WE WON'T ASK WHY. Are you ready. Good To to complete one project started as. Well. In practice I definitely start doesn't but in theory I would definitely like to compare one. Do you have a favorite acronym. That's a good question. I don't actually have a favorite acronym, but I have at least data acronym cuts new. Okay it's it's one of those reclusive acronyms. It's very annoying. If, you could teach college courses what would you like to teach? I took this really amazing course when I was in college called transformations in art and engineering and it combined art and engineering, we've got to do a lot of really cool embedded. He projects and was really free form and yeah very creative So I would definitely like to teach a class like that. Drone. Or Quad. Copter. I guess Quad Copter is a subset of droned. Depending on your definition but. Said fixed-wing. So What is the silliest application you've seen? ooh. Twenty question i. I guess. One of the summers for my internships. I worked at a startup where we try to make an indoor drone. It was basically a quad copter encompassed in a ball and it looked like the death star so. That was pretty fun. Cool. Do you have a tip everyone should know. Yeah Don't be afraid to get started I definitely seen many of my peers. get really intimidated by Harvard projects coming from like same more pure software background but you know, don't be afraid to to just like get moving in and make mistakes and learn along the way. Okay. So tell me about zip-line. fixed-wing launchers. Give us the rundown. Yeah. So the technology is pretty cool but it seems kind of random men and a kind of strange If you look at it from like today's perspective just watching videos online how it works is actually we have a swing drones. They look like tiny airplanes. They an operator assembles these drums on a launcher, which is basically a high speed catapult. The operators hit a button and these drones catapulted into the sky at a hundred kilometers per hour. So these drones, then move across the sky and We actually have a service radius of about eighty kilometers, which is about fifty miles and when it reaches the final delivery site which is typically a hospital or health facility in any of the countries that we serve. It will open. It's payload doors release a package with a parachute attached to it, and that package will guide to the ground and the local doctors who requested the order will go in retrieved package. Are Jones will autonomously fly home and it will actually. Do something that we referred to as a recovery, which is essentially It doesn't have landing gear. So what it does is it has a tiny centimeter long hook. At the end of its tail boom, and there is a big trust structure where our original like launching location is so like the recovery system is right next to that catapult launcher. And on top of this big trust. Will be a a line essentially like fishing line attached across this trust structure. The line will snap up as the drone reports keep. Yes. Location at a sub centimeter level accuracy back to the ground station and it will engage with the line catch on. So it's pretty magical looking.

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"taco copters" Discussed on Embedded

Embedded

04:57 min | 3 months ago

"taco copters" Discussed on Embedded

"Welcome to embedded I am Ille- Co alongside Christopher White. Today we are going to talk about professional Taco copters. Well actually prescriptions delivered via drones in places where growth's aren't viable. I guest is Whitney Wong from ZIP line. Thanks for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Sure. As we said. Hong I'm embedded software engineer at supply. Supply is start and we make high-speed fixed-wing drones that deliver essential medical supplies around the world. Joins a blind a year ago straight out of college, and I actually have a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Building robots sand. Really, excited to be here today. We are excited to ask about drones and. Some world travel. But before that, we want to do a lightning round where we ask short questions may watch for. And if we'RE BEHAVIORAL OURSELVES WE WON'T ASK WHY. Are you ready. Good To to complete one project started as. Well. In practice I definitely start doesn't but in theory I would definitely like to compare one. Do you have a favorite acronym. That's a good question. I don't actually have a favorite acronym, but I have at least data acronym cuts new. Okay it's it's one of those reclusive acronyms. It's very annoying. If, you could teach college courses what would you like to teach? I took this really amazing course when I was in college called transformations in art and engineering and it combined art and engineering, we've got to do a lot of really cool embedded. He projects and was really free form and yeah very creative So I would definitely like to teach a class like that. Drone. Or Quad. Copter. I guess Quad Copter is a subset of droned. Depending on your definition but. Said fixed-wing. So What is the silliest application you've seen? ooh. Twenty question i. I guess. One of the summers for my internships. I worked at a startup where we try to make an indoor drone. It was basically a quad copter encompassed in a ball and it looked like the death star so. That was pretty fun. Cool. Do you have a tip everyone should know. Yeah Don't be afraid to get started I definitely seen many of my peers. get really intimidated by Harvard projects coming from like same more pure software background but you know, don't be afraid to to just like get moving in and make mistakes and learn along the way. Okay. So tell me about zip-line. fixed-wing launchers. Give us the rundown. Yeah. So the technology is pretty cool but it seems kind of random men and a kind of strange If you look at it from like today's perspective just watching videos online how it works is actually we have a swing drones. They look like tiny airplanes. They an operator assembles these drums on a launcher, which is basically a high speed catapult. The operators hit a button and these drones catapulted into the sky at a hundred kilometers per hour. So these drones, then move across the sky and We actually have a service radius of about eighty kilometers, which is about fifty miles and when it reaches the final delivery site which is typically a hospital or health facility in any of the countries that we serve. It will open. It's payload doors release a package with a parachute attached to it, and that package will guide to the ground and the local doctors who requested the order will go in retrieved package. Are Jones will autonomously fly home and it will actually. Do something that we referred to as a recovery, which is essentially It doesn't have landing gear. So what it does is it has a tiny centimeter long hook..

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"taco copters" Discussed on FoodStuff

FoodStuff

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"taco copters" Discussed on FoodStuff

"Fun. Yeah. There's like legal issues with when airspace. And I'm back. Oh deliver and stuff. Yeah. So there have been a few food delivery via a drone stunts, but. Yeah. We're, we're, we're a few years out, I think, in terms of legal definitions of, of flight. Well. If they can get into arguments around taco, Tuesday, we can make thereto slow coast, taco than I believe we can get their day. I don't know if it'll be a good or bad thing. People have insatiable love for taco. Yeah. And, and human, ingenuity when it comes to getting tacos. It's endless. Indeed, indeed. The humble taco. Soaring. Great new height as business base. Well, I guess. Yeah. Yes. Space is higher than a drone. Go. What? I whole concept about a world. Works shifted. Yeah. This ode is just about brings us to the end of our taco episode. Yes. But it brings us to this. Hey. Taco copter taken off. Oh, hook. Rush me wrote. My family is Indian specifically south Indian in origin. And although I was raised in freezing cold, Massachusetts, where the Jack tree couldn't survive a day. If I tried I spent many summers visiting grandparents, and extended family in south India, my maternal grandfather's way of saying, I love you isn't verbal instead to express his affection for me, my brother, and my cousins, he'd bring home and painstakingly cut and clean pounds and pounds and pounds of fruit. Oh, man goes guavas, an entire massive Jack fruit. I'll never forget the first time I saw one my grandfather had put it in the backyard area of his house, and we'll playing indoor tag side note kids, this is why you shouldn't play Jag in the house. I ran into the backyard and hold their your sleep tripped over and landed on it, causing me to have many scratches that looked like I'd been poked by porcupine with very dull. Quilt. I then proceeded to lie down next to it and discover to my amazement that it was the same height as I was that. If I tried I could fully hide, I seek became a theme in my family with Jack foods, one summer when we went on a family reunion of sorts in Kerala, a southern Indian state where you're Jack fruit grows like reads we stayed at a resort with several Jack fruit trees on the property. I was flabbergasted. I'd never seen. A Jack fruit tree in my life. The fruit goes right off the trunk all up and down the tree and looks like bulbous projections instead of a growing off higher branches like the fruit were used to here in America. My cousins ni- played hide and seek on that trip hiding behind an under Jackson until hotel management, notice and freaked out. So heavy that if one of them had broken off the tree and fallen on one of us children, we would have been killed the flavor of ripe Jack fruit is definitely polarizing. It's never reminded me of mango, or pineapple is a lot of people say, but of really, really strong floral smelling. Honey? It has an overpowering, sweet smell almost sickly sweet. But the taste is much more understated. It almost has a generic fruit taste that's sweet and heady with just a touch of tartness at the back end. I love it so much. So that my cousin my brother and I once polish off a twenty kilogram Jack food over the course of a day, but have developed a contact dermatitis to their off. Real meaning that the inside of my mouth and my throat gets highs when eating now. Oh, I still have it cooked candor and ship form though. If you'd like to get your hands on, right. Check fruit. It's definitely possible. My local whole foods store in the Washington, DC area, sells whole fruit and cut pieces of the ripe fruit as well. However, you want to make it easier on yourself. I'd recommend checking out your local Asian markets, especially those that cater to the Indian Vietnamese communities. I've seen the clean defeated right? Pods available for sale at lots of plaza South Korean superstore with locations in the US located in an area with a high Indian population. I've also seen them available as dessert option. My favorite local bond me joint. So I'm gonna keep my eye out. Yeah. I do still have at during ice cream that we really go. We do. We do. Okay. Yes. But a lot of people have written in about the Jack fruit, and I've, I've very much enjoyed it because. Yeah. Like we said, for us, it's kind of been. The radar. Yeah. Yeah. There's, there's at least one Vietnamese grocer I know that we could go check. Ooh. Yeah. Erin wrote when I saw the title for this week's podcast Schwab and euros I excitedly realized I finally had something who value about which to write you. But then you surprised me by already knowing quite a bit about the Halifax don't air, but your lack of reference for garlic. Fingers is a sad sad thing if I could package them up, and send them to you, I would in a minute, I live in New Brunswick, Canada, which is about four hours away from Halifax. So we share their love for donor sauce. And of course, use it in abundance on garlic fingers. But now to the more important question, what is a garlic finger garlic fingers begin as pizza dough usually round, but really any standard pizza shape. It's then coated with garlic butter or sometimes garlic early, and a hearty sprinkling of pizza mozzarella cheese for an additional fee. Many restaurants will add bacon bits. Oh, yeah. They will they are almost universally served as a sort of pizza app. Guitar most all Atlantic Canadian pizza places include garlic fingers in all their combos, garlic fingers are a wonderfully greasy at savory temptation, that I would love to share with the whole world. I did not realize they were regionalism until I was in university, and my out of town, friends were surprised and delighted and quickly obsessed with our favorite pre pizza snack. Sounds amazing. Oh, that does sound amazing. Yeah. Very similar to garlic bread here in the United States or like a like a pizza places garlic bread because it's just pizza dough. But then, like slathered in garlic butter and maybe some geez. It kind of cracks me up. I considered it until reading this. But it's funny how we have like a pre pizza pizza right, right? In addition to this giant flat of dough that I'm about to shovel my face. I'm gonna need some more dough with cheese on. Your pizza sauce. What are we doing? What are we doing like pizza? No argument. Now argument there. That is a topic longtime cutting oh it is. It is. Oh, so many cravings happening right now. All right. Well, thanks to both of them for writing in, if you would like to write to, as you can or Email, is Hello at saver, pod dot com where also in social media, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at safer pod. We do hope to hear from, you savor is a production of I heart radio and stuff media. For more podcasts from iheartradio, you can. Visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Thank you, as always to our super producers, Andrew Howard and Dylan bacon. Thank you to you for listening. And we hope that lots of good things are coming your way. Today's

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"taco copters" Discussed on Embedded

Embedded

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"taco copters" Discussed on Embedded

"You can prioritize messages or keep messages in accuse that then get livered later on. But anyway, so that's that's the relying raising rose to no, but Ross to the Ross to messaging system is built on top of DDS yet. That's what I noticed. I'm waiting to find out if anybody is using Ross too. I'm excited to get you know, get in there. I've been waiting. I really want the introspection tools to come online before. I kinda make that dive. So that's what I'm excited for. Yeah. Wait, he was talking about things that people have done. We don't. You know? So I've seen some folks playing with piping out the quad turn-ins from the MU, which are which are published on the on the messaging system, and we have hooks in there on our get lab page, if you just go to get lab Ford slash opener Lovie, there's some sample code for a native app that will run on the vehicle. This would be the equivalent of a Ross node for for those with Ross parlance, and there's a wifi. We don't use the WI fi module inside the raspberry pi all the time. And so the idea was that people could bolt on payloads to the bottom of the V. And then use that wifi, and it turns out going back on my RF doesn't transmit through water. Very well. Just how far does too. You've got a little bit of water like maybe a little water interface between your two housing's. You can you can pass millimeters is okay. Yeah. Yeah. But if you really wanted to bolt something on and seal, it that would be even better, and yeah, because it's a raspberry pi it's it's running Lennox. The root password to vehicle might start with an open end with an RO v. Leave it to people to guess with that could be. Other. Yeah. Opposite r v ostrich are Lovie. Okay. So so payloads, actually, I heard you speak it a pilot. He's event and one of the things that kind of just I didn't understand before your presentation was buoyancy. Yeah, thinking, okay. So when you add a payload to a flying drone your battery goes way, down your maneuverability way down at all. I mean, it's it's such a cool idea to have taco copters, but it's not fishing. It's fine. But with with the opener, AVI, nobody wants to talk. Oh. Really as you flew through the air. What is hitting the talk air, hopefully, not bugs or birds. Tummy about hope buoyancy is important here. Yeah. Well, so I mean in theory, you couldn't get away with just putting something that's very heavy and negatively buoyant or very light, and positively buoyant on the vehicle, but then you're going to be fighting that natural tendency for vehicle to rise or to sink in the water. So to to keep your your batteries, happy and not drain the system, you wanna have something that's neutrally buoyant. So you can if you were to add a payload that is negatively buoyant and heavy maybe underwater at weighs one pound then you'd need to add some equivalent amount of buoyancy to making bigger plastic housing. So you could put a bit of air in there. Yeah. Or attaching external foam their different in the world of underwater vehicles. There's a whole set of folks who who just think about foam and buoyancy, and how do you make these foams that are going to not? Compress survive, many many hundreds of of PSI pressure, and then that's less dense than water. So if you tach that to your vehicle. You're you're affectively adding flotation to it. But they're compression is important..

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"taco copters" Discussed on The Digital Entrepreneur

The Digital Entrepreneur

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"taco copters" Discussed on The Digital Entrepreneur

"Any news is good news so on that on that thought their shoulder it reminds me of joan delivery i think it was two thousand twelve there was a prank going around the internet called taco copter and it was combining two simple things you know lightweight you know four armed drones and delivery of food and it was just a prank just some kids i think up in boston made a website and just joking around about actually delivering tacos but it got people thinking that maybe this is actually a legitimate thing domino's in the uk they they framed it as a test they had a a delivery drone before amazon got involved pick up a pizza box flight up into the sky and then drop it back down to the ground and the youtube video i think has hundreds of thousands of views on it there was a company of startup actually in southern california called the burrito bomber came out either late that you're twenty thirteen all well before amazon again to two simple concepts food delivery in an robotic drawing the canary lightweight payloads and it started from a prank but it really started to take on a practical application in i as was at a different agency at the time and encouraged one of my clients to really jump on board and they thought it was the most ridiculous thing ever and that's how i knew it was probably going to work because he's people that really you know weren't good with technology and didn't really understand it very well thought it was a terribly dea so that's on me this is probably a really really good idea this is probably gonna get a lot of publicity if we do it if you're struggling with creativity in the workplace getting your boss to buy an even if you try that other trick that i tried that i told you about earlier instead try to frame it like it's just an experiment everything is an experiment and if you do it like that like domino's in the uk did they even said on their youtube video this is a drone delivery experiment it's almost like when you know card car manufacturers roll out those those cars.

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"taco copters" Discussed on FoodStuff

FoodStuff

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"taco copters" Discussed on FoodStuff

"And let us never forget silicon valley's taco copter never forget takeq amazon even floated offloaded floated the idea of drone delivery um but the whole concept seemed relegated to mere stunt status due to a couple of things a flight regulations from bodies like the federal aviation administration or if a a here in the states and elsewhere i'm also the tech was still clumsy a lightweight batteries don't last long enough the carrying capacity is in great enough stuff like that mmhmm but big companies like like bell technologies and boeing ahha big are working on the tech end up possibly for contracting to the military first end their level of influence may sway organizations like the faa to open it up for commercial use wow um there is one service currently available as far as i understand in a reykjavik iceland that's already using drones to circumvent the city's bay shaving some twenty minutes off of delivery times to the two or between the two halves of the city uh uh courriers will drop deliveries off at one drone hub for launching and other courriers deliver the food by bike or foot on the other end um and they're they're planning though for for home deliveries sometime in the future supposably i don't know about that uh in all of this could be as serious boon for the environment if it a takes off oh uh truck and m personal gaspowered vehicle transportation create just a lot of of greenhouse gas emissions and large electrolytic drones could really help due to their energy efficiency a personal electric vehicles and electric trucks would also be good but not as good as drums huh uh efficiency whilst you oh and one more that i forgot to write down but i saw a at see us this year which is a a consumer earned news it's it's it's an it's a media plays these days but it's about electron ix pizza hut was showing off their concept for a automated pizza delivery vehicle right yeah yeah like a like a like a right i remember the selfdriving car just for pizzas oh my goodness which apparently there is a.

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