Australian-designed commercial UAVs are winging their way to
"Flirtey is partnering with the
Flirtey has based its U.S. operation on campus, and will be using the University's indoor flight facilities to test aerial robots. The partnership is the first to bring UAV industry research and development to the campus, and sets the stage for additional alliances.
Those alliances may be formed under the umbrella of the University's Nevada Advanced Autonomous System Innovation Center, a collaborative organization created to spur economic development and commercialization of technologies in autonomous systems. Through innovation, entrepreneurship and industry collaboration, such as with Flirtey, NAASIC is exploring development of land-based, aerial and stationary robotic systems (such as industrial robots), advanced manufacturing systems, driverless road vehicles and underwater robots.
NAASIC, led by the
"NAASIC will take up an entire floor in our new 25,000-square-foot Innovation Center in downtown
"The collaboration with the University is an important step in Flirtey's growth by allowing us to use their facilities and test Flirteys on campus," Sweeny said. "
The University will take an equity stake in Flirtey, one of the world's first unmanned aerial delivery companies, as part of the deal. It allows Flirtey to use the University's research labs for design and manufacture, to collaborate on research with faculty and to access indoor facilities to support Flirtey's UAV development and growth.
Flirtey has now conducted over 100 successful test deliveries of textbooks outdoors during its test phase in
"I am excited to welcome Flirtey to the
The drone delivery company has hired engineers from the University's Unmanned Autonomous Systems minor degree program, which combines robotics, computer science and mechanical design in the
"The opportunities this minor degree program brings to student education and competitiveness are exciting,"
"The partnership with Flirtey is an important example of the College's mission to contribute to the economic growth of the state and the nation, and it offers an opportunity for the University's graduate engineers from the new Unmanned Autonomous Systems minor degree to get hands-on experience with one of the world's first movers in the UAV industry."
For information about the University's
Flirtey is one of the world's first unmanned aerial vehicle delivery companies. Dual based in
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