MOST-AERO HorseFly Project in Wired Magazine

June 16th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

Partnering with AMP Electric Vehicles, MOST-AERO researchers are developing a UAV that works alongside an electric delivery truck in order to minimize costs.  Rather than a UAV traveling straight from warehouse to delivery site, this duo will be able to more efficiently deliver a large amount of packages.

The UAV can recharge wirelessly using the truck’s battery, and safety redundancies are in place such as the octorotor design.  Other ease-of-use features are planned, such as the ability for the HorseFly to scan a package’s barcode and then autonomously navigate to the destination.

Read the full article by Marcus Wohlsen here.

2014 OSGC UC Flight Camp

June 16th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

MOST-AERO Director Dr. Kelly Cohen along with Ms. Amy Jameson of Dater High School as the co-PI were recently awarded an Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) Mini-Grant to host a Flight Camp.  The camp was organized by MOST-AERO’s Bryan Brown for students of Shroder High School, Dater Middle and High Schools, and Western Hills High School along with their advisors Audra Fields (Western Hills), Amy Jameson (Dater), and Lillian Sims (Shroder).

Prior to attending the Flight Camp event at UC, students in the program were challenged to build their own model airplanes and develop presentations about their design process.   Upon their arrival at UC on Wednesday, students were given the opportunity to showcase and fly the planes that they worked diligently throughout the year to build.

The Flight Camp took place on June 4, 2014 and was a major success.

Read the full story by Ashley Duvelius here.

Wei Wei Highlighted in Cincinnati Smart

May 22nd, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

Cincinnati Smart, a recruitment page for the University that presents success stories of UC students, has posted a video of MOST-AERO’s Wei Wei and Dr. Kelly Cohen discussing his research with UAV’s.

 

MOST-AERO Director Interviewed by WLWT

May 20th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

In a piece containing interviews with our director Dr. Kelly Cohen, UC Aerospace Department Head Dr. Paul Orkwis, and UC Fire Science’s Lary Bennett, WLWT Channel 5 News investigated UAV use and research at UC.  Others including Kentucky Representative Diane St. Onge discuss some of the issues facing the technologies.

See and read the full story here.

 

New Media Bureau Publishes Article On MOST-AERO

May 15th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

The New Media Bureau, developed by the University of Cincinnati Journalism program, published an article on MOST-AERO’s research, opportunities, and the SIERRA project.

Read the article by Emily Begley here.

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MOST-AERO Students Demonstrate at UC Fire Science Faculty Meeting

April 21st, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

At the UC Fire Science faculty meeting this past weekend,  MOST-AERO students flew Quad Helicopters in demonstration.
 

Thanks to Lary Bennett for taking these videos.

 

OSGC Best Undergraduate Research Poster Awarded to Sophia Mitchell

April 4th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

Presenting at NASA’s Ohio Space Grant Consortium, Sophia discussed her continuing work on FLIP (Fuzzy Logic Inferencing using PONG) and the development of type-2 fuzzy systems to create a team of robots that learn from their environment to work effectively and collaborate.  Her excellent work was given the OSGC Best Undergraduate Research Poster award.   Congratulations!

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Sophia Mitchell URSC Student of the Month

March 12th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

Sophia Mitchell was named the URSC (The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly Endeavors & Creative Practice) Student of the Month for February, 2014.

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Thursday, April 17th from 4-5 pm in Langsam library, she will present a brief synopsis of her work during the Undergraduate Discovery Student Lecture Series as part of this award.  Good work and congratulations Sophia!

 

Interview with SIERRA on WVXU (91.7 FM)

February 5th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

Today at 1:00 PM EST the SIERRA team will be interviewed by WVXU (91.7 FM).  They have also written an article regarding SIERRA titled “The sky’s the limit for UC drone researchers”.  The interview will be a part of their “Focus on Technology” story.

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Read the full story by Ann Thompson and listen to the interview. 

SIERRA In The News Record

February 5th, 2014  / Author: Nick Ernest

The News Record, an independent student newspaper at UC, interviewed both Bryan Brown and Dr. Cohen with regards to the goals and progress of SIERRA.

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Read the full story by Samiyya Wilder

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