The University of Maryland has emerged as a leader in autonomous systems, unmanned vehicles, and robotics. From unmanned air vehicles to underwater and terrestrial autonomous robots, researchers at UMD are leading the way in this groundbreaking field, with potential applications related to disaster resilience, weather monitoring, agriculture, security, search and rescue, product delivery, and efficient transportation.
The recently launched UMD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Southern Maryland was established with the help of partnerships with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), industry, academia and government agencies. Maryland's engagement in the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership with Virginia and New Jersey under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site program allows UMD to stand ready to assist the FAA with integrating UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS).
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