The University of Queensland and Brisbane based V-TOL Aerospace have signed a collaboration agreement which will give aerospace engineering students and researchers the opportunity to work on real-life Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) projects.
“V-TOL Aerospace is a dynamic company with interesting ideas for the future of the UAV industry and through this link we hope to capture new opportunities in both research and education,” said UQ senior lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Dr Adam Postula.
The first project established by the collaboration is the Australian Unmanned Aircraft Systems Academy, where RAAF cadets and UQ students, working alongside V-TOL, will be involved in the operation, maintenance and development of UAVs from early 2010.
“We believe that by collaborating with UQ, it will result in better research and development, deliver business-ready graduates to industry, stimulate interest in V-TOL and the robotics industry and enable us to maintain a commercial lead on the rest of the world,” said V-TOL managing director Mark Xavier.
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