Expanding UAS Capabilities

The University of Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory have partnered with data-management company zData Inc. and Idaho UAS company Empire Unmanned in a project to advance Idaho's UAS industry. Empire Unmanned uses UAS to collect information about Idaho landscape and resources, and the first phase of the project is to improve the company's technologies for collecting UAS data and making it available to customers. Other goals are to engage UAS researchers from across the state and to provide workforce development for the expanding UAS industry.

The project is funded by the Idaho Department of Commerce through an Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant.

Paul Gessler, UI
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