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    African Drone and Data Academy named finalist for international humanitarian award , article

    Africa’s first and only institution of its kind, the Virginia Tech-managed academy provides African youth with drone, data, and entrepreneurship skills.

    Date: May 27, 2021
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    Bringing bat-like sonar to drones , video

    Professor Rolf Mueller and his students want to replicate the ability of bats to navigate through complex environments, thus creating drones that can operate in dense foliage or autonomous underwater vehicles that can navigate near complex underwater structures.

    Date: Nov 27, 2019
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    First drone deliveries in the U.S. begin in Christiansburg , video

    Drone delivery is now being launched for a trial run. Launched by Wing, in partnership with Virginia Tech's Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), drones were sent to three locations around Christiansburg. One included the home of the Joyce family, who received a package from Blacksburg-based company Sugar Magnolia.

    Date: Oct 21, 2019
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    2019 Kentland Farm field day , video

    Local farmers gathered at Kentland Farm to participate in a field day event which involved demonstrations of new technology and techniques.

    Date: Sep 19, 2019
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    Honors College students visit Drone Park to learn about drone deliveries, technology , video

    Honors College Instructor Joanie Banks-Hunt is leading a course called drone age-innovation where students learn about how drone deliveries can be used for helping in a disaster situation or some sort of survival needs.

    Date: Sep 18, 2019
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    Monitoring pollen levels with drones at Hemp Research Day , video

    Shane Ross uses drones to sample for pollen.

    Date: Sep 09, 2019
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    Partnership Provides Drone Access , video

    The University Libraries at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Drone Park are teaming up to lend drones to faculty, staff, and students. The partnership lowers the barrier to accessing emerging technology to promote the discovery of new knowledge. It's safe to say that collaboration at Virginia Tech has just reached new heights.

    Date: Feb 25, 2019
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    On the Record with Virginia Tech: Mark Blanks , video

    It’s no longer a novelty to see a drone overhead, but knowing its purpose or who is flying it can be pretty challenging. Join Virginia Tech expert Mark Blanks for a conversation about topics including on-going remote identification work and air traffic control for drones — and why both are vital to widespread package delivery of consumer goods by unmanned aircraft. Blanks directs the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) — one of seven national FAA-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft. On the Record events are a series of regular media roundtables hosted by the university’s Media Relations team with a goal of elevating Virginia Tech research and connecting faculty to reporters from national and trade publications.

    Date: Feb 11, 2019