Students Hover Over ‘Quad-copters’ Project

With the use of unmanned drones moving well past science fiction to everyday reality, five Cal Poly Engineering students are bringing a Learn by Doing approach to the growing field of autonomous flying robots. Computer science graduate students Timothy Peters and Doug Gallatin along with computer engineering undergrads Drew Bentz, Will Budney and Michael Chamoures are building the hardware and writing the software for four “quadrotor” helicopters in a capstone course taught by Foaad Khosmood.

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