Tag: drone

Taking (unmanned) flight

From robots to smartphones that are becoming smarter than humans, technology is rapidly and seamlessly making an impact in our everyday life. The newest advancement zipping around towns and cities involves parcel deliveries – by drones. While this technology is poised to revolutionize the service and delivery industry, several technological and regulatory challenges need to…




Into the Lab: Aerospace

Faculty member Gil Crouse and doctoral student Brian Reitz are developing a method to make aerobatic flight by autonomous aircraft possible. Their research explores the limited flight envelope and simple maneuvers unmanned aircraft are currently able to perform on missions. Today, due to the highly nonlinear nature of aerobatic flight, traditional methods of autopilot design…