RIT Emerges as Leader in Drone Research

Photo: Air Force Capt. RJ Garma, who is working on his doctorate in imaging science at RIT, uses conventional controls to test his quad copter before switching over to his tablet.(Photo: MAX SCHULTE/@maxrocphoto/ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

March 22, 2015 – Sean Lahman of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports that PDC Member Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has now emerged as one of the world’s leading centers for research on drones, small unmanned aircraft. The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Lab is the biggest group within the Center for Imaging Science, and about three-quarters of the DIRS students are working on masters and doctorate programs. They’re highly sought after by government and industry alike.

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