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African Drone and Data Academy named finalist for international humanitarian award


Students working at the African Drone and Data Academy
An engineer adjusts a part on a drone

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Accredited drone curriculum comes to mechanical engineering


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USL Training at Kentland

Virginia Tech’s site in the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems makes a lasting impact on a rising industry


Autonomous 19 km Medicine Delivery in Malawi Conducted by USL & Malawi University


Students from the ADDA hold up their completed EcoSoar drones along with members of the Unmanned Systems Lab
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Virginia Tech Wins P.U.N.C.H. Competition 


In a Beta version of a new competition, Virginia Tech won a head-to- head competition against Rowan University of New Jersey in a precision aerial package delivery event held in Blacksburg. The goal of the event, called PUNCH, for Precision Unmanned Navigation and Cargo Handling, was to autonomously deliver packages to specified targets on a field. Points were awarded based on delivery speed, weight delivered, and accuracy. Check out the video.