Embry-Riddle Teams Finish in Top Five at Unmanned Aircraft Competition

Thirty-five teams from U.S. and international universities competed for more than $51,300 in cash prizes to fund new designs for unmanned aircraft.


“A first-year team, UAS Tech achieved autonomous take off, navigation and landing,” said Mirot, the Embry-Riddle program coordinator for unmanned aircraft systems. “The students were very enthusiastic about the opportunity to apply their knowledge and look forward to returning next year.”

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