In spite of research shutdowns due to COVID and subsequent laboratory restrictions, a team of University of Michigan aerospace undergraduate students, under the direction of Department Chair Tony Waas, and Dr. Tim Smith, have designed, built, and are currently testing a prototype UAV for use delivering essential medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana.
Robotics and Autonomy
Undergraduate research team develops [medical drone] UAV despite pandemic restrictions
The future of autonomous aircraft
Imagine a world of aerial delivery drones bringing goods right to your door or sixth-generation fighter aircraft patrolling battle zones – all without the intervention or even supervision of a human pilot. We recently caught up with Professor Ella Atkins, the director of U-M’s Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab, and asked her about autonomous flight systems and its implications.
Professor Cesnik receives Vertical Flight Society’s Technical Fellow Award
Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Carlos Cesnik on receiving the Technical Fellow Award from the Vertical Flight Society