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Unmanned  Aircraft Traffic Management

Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:03 | Two unmanned aircraft, designed and flown by Project Wing, travel on nearby flight paths thanks to traffic-management software that allows them to share airspace safely. These flights in Blacksburg were part of a national NASA campaign to research unmanned traffic management; the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was one […]

Virginia Tech Receives Autonomous Vehicles Driving Simulator

Virginia Tech Receives Autonomous Vehicles Driving Simulator

May 27, 2017 @ 13:17 | Virginia Tech’s newest laboratory, the Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Machines (ASIM) lab, is home to a tiny town with Autonomous robotic vehicles and a full-sized smart car. The lab will provide data-driven, scientific insight into how people interact with automated vehicle systems — a crucial new element to the real-world […]

A Wearable Exosuit With Lift-Assist Technology

A Wearable Exosuit With Lift-Assist Technology

By Erica Corder | May 16, 2017 @ 05:55 | Lowe’s and Virginia Tech has developed a lightweight wearable Exosuit with lift-assist technology which will be helpful for employees lift and move product through the store more efficiently. Virginia Tech and Lowe’s have joined forces to empower Lowe’s employees. The pair have collaborated to develop an […]

Unmanned Aircraft to Detect Pipeline Hazards

Unmanned Aircraft to Detect Pipeline Hazards

Unmanned aircraft researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech tested new sensor technology designed to detect potentially disruptive activities along energy pipeline routes. The flights last week near Farmville, in rural Virginia, involved a fixed-wing RS-20 unmanned aircraft flying beyond the visual line of sight of ground observers. The aircraft had a […]