‘Drone Week’ Comes to University of Montana

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The University of Montana (UM) is hosting its first-ever Drone Week, showcasing how the school’s faculty, staff and students are using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in research.

UM is hosting Drone Week, running Nov. 26-30, through its Autonomous Aerial Systems Office (AASO). The event is also being used as a way to encourage the use of AASO.

The event is featuring talks from student/faculty researchers and “drones-in-media professionals,” according to UM. It ends on Friday with an AASO open house, offering refreshments and a showcase of the office’s resources.

UM’s AASO was created to “coordinate and guide faculty, staff and students for understanding and decision-making regarding implementation of UAS in a changing research and regulatory environment; to establish the infrastructure and resources in order to create sustainable autonomous aerial research; and to stimulate UAS-related innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development in the state of Montana,” according to the university.

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