A BEEHIVE OF DATA GATHERING
Students started collecting data at SMU-in-Taos last summer. Now they’re helping transform an off-campus warehouse into an innovative lab, creating a controlled environment where they’ll be able to measure wireless transmissions more precisely.
New Zealand claimed the first drone-to-door pizza delivery in 2016. However, maneuvering a single flying robot is far less challenging than coordinating large formations.
SMU researchers are working on a 3D connectivity framework to produce robust drone-to-ground and drone-to-drone wireless links.
Ultimately, the team is aiming to take drones to the next level of interacting with other smart devices and each other as well as coordinating with other drone swarms.