University Seeks Public Opinion on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The Aerial and Aquatic Robotic Research (AARR) Group at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) says it is seeking anonymous public input on the use of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in order to gain a clearer and more objective understanding of the technology.

The AAAR team and undergraduate students from CI’s “Introduction to Remotely Piloted Systems” class are looking to understand more about the potential uses and attitudes toward UAVs. The university expects to reveal the results of the poll, which will be open until April 15, by the end of May.

“CSUCI is motivated to become a trailblazer in drones and has started taking steps to set itself apart,” says Florida lawyer Jonathan Rupprecht, in a release from the university. “One of these steps is to gather large amounts of public opinion data on drones. This data will be informative to help build the foundation of an interdisciplinary drone education program – but not only that, it will help future students for decades to come.”

The survey can be accessed here.


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