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VT Drone Research Takes on the Looming Competition for Airspace

The Department of Transportation predicts a dramatic increase in the number of drones to be used across the country in the coming years. Drones will compete for airspace with helicopters, airplanes…

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Accredited drone curriculum comes to mechanical engineering

Kevin Kochersberger, associate professor in mechanical engineering, was part of a team that established an academy for drone pilots in Malawi. Now he's bringing that experience to Virginia Tech…

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Mark Blanks on drone research at Virginia Tech

Mark Blanks, the director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech, talks about how drone research is constantly moving forward. Virginia Tech is working on innovative safety…

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Highlights from 2019

A look at some of Virginia Tech’s big moments from the year as we head into 2020.

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First drone deliveries in the U.S. begin in Christiansburg

Drone delivery is now being launched for a trial run. Launched by Wing, in partnership with Virginia Tech's Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), drones were sent to three locations around…

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Honors College students visit Drone Park to learn about drone deliveries, technology

Honors College Instructor Joanie Banks-Hunt is leading a course called drone age-innovation where students learn about how drone deliveries can be used for helping in a disaster situation or some…

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Partnership Provides Drone Access

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Drone Park are teaming up to lend drones to faculty, staff, and students. The partnership lowers the barrier to accessing emerging…

From  Elizabeth McVoy 2 likes 434 plays

Springing into the new semester in Blacksburg

It's the start of a new semester here in Blacksburg. Good luck, Hokies — can't wait to see what you all accomplish in the months ahead!

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