Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Cape Cod drone test site will be boon to MIT researchers
January 17, 2014Government-sanctioned airspace provides “realistic environment” for testing unmanned aircraft systems.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
New research could let vehicles, robots collaborate with humans
May 2, 2013Researchers are developing systems that can analyze people’s needs to determine the best way to achieve their goals.
Driving drones can be a drag
November 14, 2012Study shows distractions may alleviate boredom and improve drone operators’ performance.
Department snapshot: Aeronautics and Astronautics
October 2, 2012AeroAstro takes off in new directions — prompting a 50 percent spike in new undergraduate enrollments.
Aircraft engineered with failure in mind may last longer
June 14, 2012New design approach tailors planes to fly in the face of likely failures.