$149.00 - Pending Robot Revolution
$0.00 - Pending Robot Revolution
Unmanned aircraft, or “drones,” have recently garnered much public attention and hype. However, many technical, societal, and regulatory hurdles need to be overcome before the technology reaches its full potential. Implications for STEM fields are far reaching and potential reach back into K-12 and undergraduate education is enormous. The past, present, and future of unmanned aircraft will be presented, with applications towards commercial and civilian uses highlighted. Foundations of the technology will be discussed as well as current state-of-the-art and necessary steps for integration into the national airspace as well as impact both on and from public policy. We will also discuss current applications of unmanned aircraft, including such wide-ranging areas as meteorology, infrastructure inspection, cargo delivery, and defense.
Speaker: Jamey Jacob, PE, PhD
Jamey D. Jacob is the John Hendrix Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University. Main research interests include unmanned systems integration and configuration, civilian applications of unmanned aircraft, low speed aerodynamics, micro- and nano-air vehicles, deployable wing technology, active flow control, and wind tunnel and flight testing. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and his M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was a National Research Council Faculty Fellow in the Air Force Research Laboratory at WPAFB from 2002-3. He currently serves the governor of the State of Oklahoma on the UAS Council and as the president of the AUVSI chapter Unmanned Systems Alliance of Oklahoma. Recent activities include the NSF funded effort CLOUD MAP: Collaboration Leading the Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.
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