Ohio Researchers Are Working to Make ‘Air Ubers’ a Reality

Researchers at Ohio’s Wright State University are trying to develop what they call an “Air Uber.”

The researchers are part of a group awarded a $2 million grant from the Ohio Federal Research Network to support research and development in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles. Wright State’s researchers, led by by associate professor Yong Pei, were awarded $150,000 for their part of the project, according to the university.

“We want to move the UAV from a small-payload platform to make it a more meaningful, higher payload,” Pei said in a statement. “So we’re starting from an existing commercially available aircraft and trying to add new capabilities that will eventually enable it to be autonomous” …


GovTech.com | Oct. 2, 2018

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