Meet the Lab

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Mission Statement

The Unmanned Systems Lab brings together a diverse collection of researchers to a common facility dedicated to autonomous and remotely operated systems development and integration. Areas of expertise include:

  • air and ground vehicle design
  • ground control stations
  • vision and LIDAR systems
  • robotics
  • image and signal processing
  • communications
  • vehicle testing
  • acoustics

It is the goal and seven-year track record of the Unmanned Systems Laboratory to offer turnkey solutions. From design to fabrication to test - let us solve your problems!


More About the Lab....

The lab has worked with numerous sponsors, including Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNL), Savannah River National Labs (SRNL), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and AAI corp.

The lab operates under the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. It serves as a base for numerous senior design and graduate research projects. A brief summary of select projects may be viewed in the Projects section of the website.