Autonomous Aerial Cargo Operations at Scale

UT Austin PI: Ufuk Topcu
CO-PIs: John-Paul Clarke, Karen Willcox
Collaborating Institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Lincoln Labs, Morgan State University and Cavan Solutions
Funding Source: NASA University Leadership Initiative
Award: $8 Million

This project will develop methods that could be used to validate the cost and scalability of conceptual autonomous cargo operations. They will be providing theory and concepts for all types of vehicles — from large unmanned cargo aircraft crossing the U.S. to the single drone that can drop a package in residential neighborhoods. Read more