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Drone Studio

The largest of its kind in academia, ASU’s Drone Studio’s mission is to provide a safe research environment with advanced motion-capture capabilities ideal for research focused on use of UAV drones, robots, and other large-scale motion captures studies.

Drone Studio

The largest of its kind in academia, ASU’s Drone Studio’s mission is to provide a safe research environment with advanced motion-capture capabilities ideal for research focused on use of UAV drones, robots, and other large-scale motion captures studies.

 

Outfitted with more than 100 high-precision, infrared cameras and a 3D tracking system, this state-of-the-art drone testing facility serves as a hub for academic, government and industry research partners to study multi-robot swarming, cyber-physical systems and human-robot interactions.

The studio is managed by the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, one of the seven schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

ASU Drone Studio

611 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Room: BDH 143/145

Contact

ASUDroneStudio@asu.edu
Lab Manager: Nicholas Beck

Parking

Map indicating Drone Studio Parking

Vision

Inspired by innovative thinking and enterprising research goals, the Drone Studio will be a premier testbed for drone research collaboration and learning. From studying integrated communications systems for autonomous vehicles to biomechanics and human motion, the new instrumented space will be a hub for highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research of advanced drone technologies.

Research opportunities

A circle of swarm robots surround a drone on the floor of the ASU Drone studio

Multi-robot swarming

  • Security
  • Formation
  • Macro behavior
  • Control
Stephanie Gil talks with two researchers in the ASU Drone Studio

Cyberphysical systems

  • Networking
  • Intelligence and information
  • Environmental interaction
Computer screen with 3D display on the edge of the ASU Drone Studio space

Autonomous vehicles

  • Coordinated decision making
  • Intersection management
  • V2V and V2I communication
A couple of small, vehicle-like robots on wheels are shown on the floor of the ASU Drone Studio

Human-swarm interaction

  • Human-swarm interfaces
  • Aggregate control
  • Group dynamics
  • Heterogeneous interaction

Modeling biological systems

  • Athletics
  • Bio-inspired locomotion

Search and rescue

  • Tech development

Large systems

  • Dynamics
  • Safe drones for human interaction
  • Coordination of autonomous vehicles

Large swarms

  • Security
  • Formation
  • Macro behavior
  • Control
A circle of swarm robots surround a drone on the floor of the ASU Drone studio

Multi-robot swarming

  • Security
  • Formation
  • Macro behavior
  • Control

Modeling Biological Systems

  • Athletics
  • Bio-inspired locomotion
Stephanie Gil talks with two researchers in the ASU Drone Studio

Cyberphysical systems

  • Networking
  • Intelligence and information
  • Environmental interaction

Search and rescue

  • Tech development
Computer screen with 3D display on the edge of the ASU Drone Studio space

Autonomous vehicles

  • Coordinated Decision Making
  • Intersection Management
  • V2V and V2I Communication

Large systems

  • Dynamics
  • Safe drones for Human Interaction
  • Coordination of autonomous vehicles
A couple of small, vehicle-like robots on wheels are shown on the floor of the ASU Drone Studio

Human-swarm interaction

  • Human-swarm interfaces
  • Aggregate control
  • Group dynamics
  • Heterogeneous interaction

Large swarms

  • Security
  • Formation
  • Macro behavior
  • Control

Collaboration and outreach opportunities

Multidisciplinary collaboration

  • School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • Athletics
  • Government and industry

Other opportunities for learning

  • Competitions
  • Classroom instruction
  • K-12 outreach

Future capabilities

  • Mock cities
  • Environmental disturbances
  • Virtual reality/augmented reality

Collaboration and outreach opportunities

Multidisciplinary collaboration

  • School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • Athletics
  • Government and industry

Other opportunities for learning

  • Competitions
  • Classroom instruction
  • K-12 outreach

Future capabilities

  • Mock cities
  • Environmental disturbances
  • Virtual reality/augmented reality

Explore the Drone Studio photo gallery

Investigators and sponsors

Investigators

Sponsors

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award (Panos Artemiadis, Principal Investigator)
  • Fulton Schools faculty contributions
  • Office of the Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Contact

Nicholas.R.Beck@asu.edu