We are currently developing a drone delivery system that could be used to deliver small packages on Georgia Tech campus. Assembly of the drone and implementation of the package pickup mechanism are complete and the drone is currently being flight tested on campus. We are reaching out to companies working on drone delivery to establish a partnership with the class.
Current tasks include optimization of the drone hardware, planning and performance of flight testing, prototyping of custom mounts and chassis for drone, development of consumer delivery app, information storage and security, flight path optimization algorithms, construction of package locker prototype, design of drone headquarters, logistics planning, analysis of market research data and many more.
No prior drone experience is needed to apply. Anyone with a background in engineering or computer science and interest in drones will fit right in.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Drone hardware, app design, information storage/secruity, flight testing, electronics, logistics
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
AE - aerodynamics, controls, structures. ME - mechanical design, prototyping, power systems, structures, robotics. MSE - composites, robotics. ECE - electrical engineering, circuits, software and hardware integration. CS- flight route optimization, app design, ground station software. All majors with interest in drone delivery are welcome.