DronesBench Edu

It is very possible that the DronesBench project, for which I act as an advisor and market tester, will be bought out by some big firm once the EASA regulation for small drones becomes effective in mid-to-late 2018. In the meantime, dissemination is the key and the ability from its inventor and owner, Mauro Pompetti, CEng, to become an influencer at international level. Creating educational drone labs in the schools would also help. Irrespective of the commercial development, in fact, there is an uncontestable, pioneering, academically validated invention (the DronesBench Index for the electro-mechanical efficiency of the drone as a whole) that can be exploited to support a brand. Video case studies, a new dynamic website and the active participation in international drones fairs is what Pompetti needs at this stage. Good luck!

PyTorch

The Python environment for deep learning has a new golden boy in the form of the PyTorch package. It seems faster and less convoluted than Tensorflow, other than more scalable. At this stage, it works for Linux and MacOs only, so I am going to need a double boot on my Win 10 laptop, again, as for Salome Meca 2017 for nuclear engineering design. Good!

Salome-Meca 2017

The Windows version of Salome-Meca was not good as hoped, so I was waiting for the official 2017 version in order to double boot my Win 10 with Lubuntu 16.04 and install the package. EDF releasead it on Sep 1 so I am done, my new shiny and free FEM package for commercial use, under LGPL license, is in the bag. No Abaqus, no Ansys, no monies to fork out. Thanks, EDF!

DronesBench Sep 2017

The drones market is booming and new business opportunities are arising quickly. DronesBench® by DPM Elettronica Srl, Foggia, Italy, is one of the most advanced testing tool in the world for the diagnosis of drones up to 5 or 15 kg weight. It is suited for manufacturers, for the certification of the electro-mechanical compliance of a fleet, for academic and applied r&d, for drone repair workshops (coming in handy once periodical certifications are made mandatory by law), for flight training schools, for educational laboratories, for public fairs and media events. Press Release on LinkedIn here.