What is U.S. Around Us?
Unmanned systems are systems that accomplish tasks with very little, or absolutely no, human intervention. Even prior to da Vinci's 1495 self-propelled cart, the idea of devices that can move and do on their own was a human endeavor. Currently, unmanned systems are exploring the depths of the ocean, performing surgeries, and tackling missions for the Department of Defense. Whether totally on their own or controlled from a distance, unmanned systems allow us to go where humans can't, accomplish what may be too dangerous, and explore worlds we cannot yet survive.
Unmanned systems are all around us.
Here, you'll follow my educational adventures at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Master of Science in Unmanned Systems program. As I learn, so will you.
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Image Caption: A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. after flying a routine training mission, Jan. 25, 2013. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Mr. John Schwab/ Released) https://www.beale.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000079589/